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Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology

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The Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology

An Online Discussion with Nanotechnology Experts
Dr. Mark Wiesner and Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere


When: December 7, 2004, 10 a.m. - 12 noon ET
Where: Online at

Discussion Participants:

Featured expert Dr. Mark Wiesner of Rice University in Houston, Texas was among the first in the scientific community to address the environmental implications of nanotechnology. Since 2000, he has worked extensively with colleagues in the United States and abroad to advance research in this area.

Featured expert Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere is a toxicologist at North Carolina State University, Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her research into how skin cells interact with nanomaterials may have implications in the area of occupational safety.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Phillip Szuromi, Supervisory Senior Editor at Science.

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