Studies in Sustainability White Papers
The Studies in Sustainability series serves as a forum for discussion of the challenges and opportunities that exist in transforming chemistry into a tool for sustainability. White papers in this series highlight the intersecting roles played by emerging science, innovation, regulation, and civil action.
by Christian Beaudrie
This paper investigates the US federal regulations that apply to a nanomaterial along its life cycle, from initial creation to end-of-life. Drawing upon the growing literature that explores the regulatory challenges posed by nanomaterials, this analysis investigates which regulations are expected to apply at each life-cycle stage, and the ways that nanomaterials challenge the applicability or enforcement of these regulations..
by Anna Lamprou
This paper discusses the current primary law governing nanotechnology in the United States and addresses its limitations as identified by three interest organizations. Also discussed are different policy recommendations that these organizations have suggested in regard to nanotechnology regulation.
by Gwen Ottinger
This paper investigates the performance of community advisory panels (CAPs) and highlights potential sources of public discontent with the dialogues, drawing on observations of CAP meetings in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, in the heart of the state’s Mississippi River Industrial Corridor.
by Jody A. Roberts
This paper follows on the 2007 Gordon Cain Conference, “New Chemical Bodies: Biomonitoring, Body Burden, and the Uncertain Threat of Endocrine Disruptors” held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in March 2007.