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April 21, 2008

Congressional Briefing Held on Nanotechnology

Lynn L. Bergeson

On April 18, 2008, The American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project, The Society of Toxicology, and The Society for Risk Analysis sponsored a Congressional briefing entitled “Nanotechnology 102: Understanding Congress’ Role.” Panelists included Kristen Kulinowski, Director of the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON); J. Clarence (Terry) Davies, Senior Advisor, Woodrow Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN); James Cooper, Vice President of Petrochemicals, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association; and Charles Auer, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).