CTA and other groups call on EPA to regulate nanotechnology

January 31, 2006

CTA and several other public interest groups filed the following comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Nanotechnology White Paper (December 2005).  The agency paper lacks adequate policy recommendations to regulate the unique risks of engineered nanoparticles.  New nano-specific legislation must be enacted to address these human health and environmental risks; absent new law, agencies like EPA must enact binding regulations focused on nano-risks from existing statutory authority, rather than rely on volunteer submission programs such as the one currently proposed by EPA.

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