02/18/2011

EPA Nanotechnology Research

 
The EPA is funding research in the field of nanotechnology.

The EPA has awarded $5.5 million to three consortia to research innovations in the field of nanotechnology. The project is designed to facilitate a better understanding of potential risks to people’s health and the environment.

Research for this initiative will be conducted in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council.

“The responsible development of nanotechnology can play a major role in sustaining a positive, healthy environment, a vibrant and growing economy, and a high standard of living,” says Paul Anastas, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “Understanding the risks posed by engineered nanomaterials is a global challenge that is best met through international collaboration, drawing on the combined expertise of researchers from diverse backgrounds.”

Researchers will determine whether nanomaterials can leach out of discarded products like paint, plastics, fabrics, and other materials that can become toxic to people and the environment.

Continued nanotechnology innovation will facilitate many possible applications including pollution prevention, drug delivery and therapy, renewable energy, and energy storage.

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