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Main Title U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nanotechnology white paper /
CORP Author Science Policy Council (U.S.). Nanotechnology Workgroup.
Publisher Science Policy Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA 100/B-07/001
Stock Number PB2007-108925
OCLC Number 177865312
Subjects Nanotechnology--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Nanotechnology ; Environment ; Science needs ; Research needs ; Environmental benefits ; Technologies ; Nanomaterials ; Risk assessment ; Statutory mandates ; Recommendations ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 100/B-07/001 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/09/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 100-B-07-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/14/2010
EJBD  EPA 100-B-07-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/30/2013
EKCD  EPA 100-B-07-001 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/02/2018
ELAD  EPA 100-B-07-001 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 01/15/2014
NTIS  PB2007-108925 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/22/2019
Collation xii, 120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
The purpose of this paper is to inform EPA management of the science needs associated with nanotechnology, to support related EPA program office needs, and to communicate these nanotechnology science issues to stakeholders and the public. The paper begins with an introduction that describes what nanotechnology is, why EPA is interested in it, and what opportunities and challenges exist regarding nanotechnology and the environment. It then moves to a discussion of the potential environmental benefits of nanotechnology, describing environmental technologies as well as other applications that can foster sustainable use of resources. The paper next provides an overview of existing information on nanomaterials regarding components needed to conduct a risk assessment. Following that there is a brief section on responsible development and the Agencys statutory mandates. The paper then provides an extensive review of research needs for both environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology. To help EPA focus on priorities for the near term, the paper concludes with staff recommendations for addressing science issues and research needs, and includes prioritized research needs within most risk assessment topic areas (e.g., human health effects research, fate and transport research).
"EPA 100/B-07/001." "February 2007." Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-106).