NPR logo

EPA Moves Toward Nanotechnology Regulations

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6531106/6531107" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
EPA Moves Toward Nanotechnology Regulations

Science

EPA Moves Toward Nanotechnology Regulations

EPA Moves Toward Nanotechnology Regulations

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6531106/6531107" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Environmental Protection Agency is stepping into the burgeoning field of nanotechnology.

Some household cleaning products now employ nanotechnology such as microscopic pieces of silver that could end up in the water supply. The EPA now says such products must first have approval.

Nanotechnology is a booming field, and some say federal regulation is long overdue.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.