EPA’s nanotoxicity research blueprint

By Janet Raloff, 15:45 PM September 29, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a news release this afternoon saying that it had “today outlined a new research strategy to better understand how manufactured nanomaterials may harm human health and the environment.” Interesting as that strategy document is, it was hardly hot off the presses.

The 49 page report is dated two months ago. It underwent its initial peer review more than two years ago and the last of four such reviews some 10 months ago. The agency issued a white paper ...

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