EPA Moves Toward Nanotechnology Regulations

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.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: