Comments on: Science Wednesday: Nanotechnology and the Environment-A 46,000-step Program http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: how to buy silver http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15924 Sat, 06 Aug 2011 15:58:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15924 Great article Well post I like your Mind….

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By: Steven Scheeler http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15923 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:10:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15923 One of the best pledges I have made to help keep plastic out of the landfills was to separate my goals in to two parts. The first was to get a license to using nanotechnology and Diamon Fusion to make windshields with stand rocks up to 10x their weight or force to chip an existing windshield. The second will cost me about 2-3 million which will have to wait. I will use a machine called an Andela windshield stripper. It strips the plastic from the 2 pieces of glass. The glass can then be reused in to other materials ,like tile counter top, block walls carpet backing and sand blasting.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15922 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:57:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15922 Great to hear from a fellow runner. As I write this reply, it’s raining pretty hard but I’m still getting the urge to lace up my shoes and put in 10K.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15921 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:54:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15921 Yes, “green nanotechnology” is an important aspect of our, and others’, research on the potential environmental impacts of nanotechnology.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15920 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:53:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15920 I completely agree. At the recent FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel on nano silver, there was a good deal of discussion both on whether we have adequate data on silver ions as well as whether nano silver particles present exposure and effects scenarios different from what we understand from what data we do have on silver ions. It would seem that much comparative research needs to be done, not just for silver but as well for other materials.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15919 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:47:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15919 Thanks for your comment. Actually, I was trying to emphasize that we need to understand both the possible environmental impacts as well as the benefits of nanotechnology. I invite you to take a look at our web site, epa.gov/nanoscience, which describes our research program to understand and address any such impacts.

Best regards,

Jeff

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15918 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:44:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15918 Thanks very much for your comment. Please see our web site, epa.gov/nanoscience, for information on our EPA research program to understand the possible environmental impacts of manufactured nanomaterials.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15917 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:42:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15917 Indeed. The discussion at the recent FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel meeting on nano silver was very instructive on this point.

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By: Alan Gregory http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15916 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:28:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15916 Congrats on being a marathoner. One of our favorite natural history writers of all time is Bernd Heinrich, a champion ultra-marathoner and retired biology professor at the University of Vermont.. I was a 10-K runner while assigned to Air Force bases in Georgia, Oklahoma and South Korea in the 0s and still admire the framed photos that were taken of myself during the running of races in Oklahoma City. I remain a long-distance walker and hiker today.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/nanotechnology-and-environment/#comment-15915 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 04:58:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1176#comment-15915 This nanotechnology does have some dangers and potential dangers involved with it. One is it is so small that it would be easy for it to begin contaminating drinking water. California EPA is looking at this and its impact on drinking water quality now with the idea of regulations on nanotechnology to keep it from polluting the water. It may also have a negative impact on air quality although that part is not being looked at right now I don’t thing. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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