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The Promise and Perils of Nanotechnology

From: A World of Possibilities
Length: 56:38

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Today, nano particles are in our food, cosmetics, and hundreds of other items. And this is just the beginning of what is projected to be a $1 trillion nanotech industry within a decade.  Yet its presence and perils are only on the radar screens of a handful of environmental activists. To date, the U.S. has established no regulations on the development or proliferation of nano particles -- and the European Union is just starting to examine the issue.This hour we’ll hear from four experts who will spell it out for us, starting with the one question on all of our minds: What is Nano-technology? 

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Today, nano particles are in our food, cosmetics, and hundreds of other items. And this is just the beginning of what is projected to be a $1 trillion nanotech industry within a decade.  Yet its presence and perils are only on the radar screens of a handful of environmental activists. To date, the U.S. has established no regulations on the development or proliferation of nano particles -- and the European Union is just starting to examine the issue.This hour we’ll hear from four experts who will spell it out for us, starting with the one question on all of our minds: What is Nano-technology? 
Guests:
David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Ian Illuminato, Health and Environment Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
Pat Roy Mooney, Executive Director, Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration
David Azoulay, Managing Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law 

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Today, nano particles are in our food, cosmetics, and hundreds of other items. And this is just the beginning of what is projected to be a $1 trillion nanotech industry within a decade.  Yet its presence and perils are only on the radar screens of a handful of environmental activists. To date, the U.S. has established no regulations on the development or proliferation of nano particles -- and the European Union is just starting to examine the issue.This hour we’ll hear from four experts who will spell it out for us, starting with the one question on all of our minds: What is Nano-technology? 
Guests:
David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Ian Illuminato, Health and Environment Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
Pat Roy Mooney, Executive Director, Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration
David Azoulay, Managing Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law 

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NOTE: AT 55:00 (after the credits) there is a special farewell message to listeners from Executive Producer Mark Sommer. (Length 1:38)

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Funded By: The Park Foundation
Host & Executive Producer: Mark Sommer
Senior Producer/Editor: Gregg McVicar
Associate Producer: Naihma Deady
Production and Distribution Coordinator: Stacey Winslow
Field Recordists: Robert Fraizer, Catherine Allen, Jim Richards and Chad Nesrallah
Credits: Gabriela Castelan

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http://aworldofpossibilities.org/program/the-promise-and-perils-of-nanotechnology-0