Environmental and Safety Impacts of Nanotechnology: What Research Is Needed? Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, November 17, 2005   [open pdf - 9MB]

From the opening statement of committee chairman Sherwood L. Boehlert, "The need for more research on the environmental and safety aspects of nanotechnology is made amply clear by our non-governmental witnesses this morning, who speak in their written testimony with remarkable unity. Boy, that is refreshing to hear from this side. Their message is clear, and it must be heeded: if nanotechnology is to fulfill its enormous economic potential, then we have to invest more right now in understanding what problems the technology might cause. This is the time to act, before we cause problems. This is the time to act, when there is a consensus among government, industry, and environmentalists. As Mr. Rejeski says in his testimony, this is our chance to get it right, to learn from past mistakes we made with new technologies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sherwood L. Boehlert, Bart Gordon, Vernon J. Ehlers, Jerry F. Costello, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Michael M. Honda, Russ Carnahan, Sheila Jackson Lee, E. Clayton Teague, Matthew M. Nordan, Krishna C. Doraiswamy, David Rejeski, Richard A. Denison and Keith Blakely.

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