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November 30, 2007

Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus Holds Briefing

Lynn L. Bergeson

On November 19, 2007, the Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus held a briefing on “Nanotechnology and Environment, Health & Safety Issues.” The panel of speakers included Vicki Colvin, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University; Andrew Maynard, Ph.D., Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and Pat Casano, Counsel for Environmental, Legislative, and Regulatory Affairs, General Electric. The panel discussed the environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) implications of nanotechnology.