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$2M grant awarded to University of Kentucky for research on nanoparticles and human health
Date:8/20/2008

ferent from the larger form of the same material. As such, nanomaterials may have unique impacts on the environment and human health.

As nanotechnology progresses from research and development to commercialization and use, it is likely that manufactured nanomaterials will be released into the environment. EPA is charged with protecting human health and the environment, as well as ensuring that the uses of engineered nanotechnology products occur without unreasonable harm to human health or the environment. This research will provide relevant information needed for risk assessments that can inform decision-making related to nanotechnology products.


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Contact: Laura Niles
niles.laura@epa.gov
404-562-8353
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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