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RE: [hreg] nanotubes

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  • Ariel Thomann
    Robert - merci! Over and out on this topic. Ariel - We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since otherwise there is NO ONE who
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 7, 2007
      Robert - merci! "Over and out" on this topic.

      Ariel
      - We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since
      otherwise there is NO ONE who will help.
      - All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7
      generations.
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      > Ariel,
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      > This is not a new concept. It has already been discussed for several years in
      > the nanotech scientific community as well as among regulators. I'm not part
      > of that scientific community, but I read about it in Chemical & Engineering
      > News regularly. Many companies and universities working on nanotech have
      > instituted strong safeguards using the precautionary principle since the
      > hazards are not yet sufficiently known. Rice University has done some of the
      > work on the EH&S aspects of nanotubes. While it is worthwhile to understand
      > the risks, I think the leading researchers are well aware of the potential
      > that exists. I'm not sure it is something worth spending much time agonizing
      > over here. You are correct in pointing out that the hazard risk is very low
      > once the nanoparticles or nanotubes are embedded in a matrix compound.
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      > Robert
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