Comments on: Sheep, Goats, and Nanoparticles http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/ The EPA Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:17:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Mobile Office http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17275 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:27:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17275 Nanotechnology is an amazing yet scary science. Yaks and goats and other livestock have no comparison to the potential danger or possible greatness that this science currently generates.

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By: http://ipanks.com/ http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17274 Wed, 15 May 2013 14:45:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17274 could possibly copper mineral be used ?

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By: Storage Containers http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17273 Wed, 02 May 2012 22:00:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17273 Goat cheese is my favorite! This was a great post. Thanks for sharing.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17272 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:27:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17272 Sorry to be so late in responding to your post. Our research aims to help answer just that question: Is any type of nanoparticle, under certain circumstances, troublesome from an environmental, health, or safety perspective? We don’t start from the presumption that they are troublesome. Rather, we at EPA begin with the understanding that associated with all new technologies are unforeseen consequences, and that asking and addressing forward-looking science questions can better position society to understand, address, and if necessary or possible avoid unintended impacts from the development and use of new processes and materials. This, we believe, will help us all more-fully enjoy the benefits of new technologies by reducing uncertainty over how such technologies might affect the environment.

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By: Diane http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17271 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 05:56:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17271 What makes a nanoparticle troublesome? Are goats a threat? I love goat cheese as well :-) I was browsing through your blog and I was checking out some references. I am a co-author of an eBook about panic disorder attacks. Thanks for a great post!

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17270 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:07:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17270 The science fiction horror show portrays a mad scientist who creates a substance that replicates itself exponentially and relentlessly, sort of like the myth of the Sorceror’s Apprentice, but invisable except in its effects. I worry about Murphy’s Law — whatever can go wrong will go wrong.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17269 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 18:04:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17269 Thanks very much for your comments. For additional information on how EPA is approaching gaining a better understanding of nanotechnology and the environment, we have a couple documents on our web site, http://www.epa.gov/nanoscience, that may be of interest to you: the EPA Nanotechnology White Paper (2007) and the EPA Nanomaterials Research Strategy (2009). For information on how EPA is addressing nanomaterials through the Toxic Substances Control Act, see http://www.epa.gov/oppt/nano.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17268 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:59:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17268 Thanks very much for your comments. I think my comments above in response to Casey fit as well with your input. In recent years the state of the science for applying green chemistry approaches has advanced significantly, and clearly there are opportunities to applying that knowledge to nanotechnology.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17267 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:55:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17267 Thanks very much for your comment. I’m glad you liked the blog. My wife always tells me that whenever I get to that book I’ve always wanted to write, that I need to work our two dogs into it. Now it appears that I need to fit in my childhood pet goat!

There are some good nanotechnology blogs and articles out there that do a nice job of clearly presenting the issues, including those related to the environment — I know they’ve been a big help to me. If you’re interested, the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) site is a good starting point: http://icon.rice.edu/index.cfm. If you go the ICON home page and click on “Resources,” the ICON backgrounders provide some nice syntheses of current information.

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By: Jeff Morris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/sheep-goats-and-nanoparticles/#comment-17266 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:44:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1325#comment-17266 Thanks so much for your comments, which from my perspective are very much in line with how we at EPA view nanotechnology. We see the potential for societal (including environmental) benefits of nanotechnology applications, and want to help maximize the benefits society derives from nanomaterials by doing what we can to avoid any adverse unintended consequences of their use in products.

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