Video: Nano-Environmental Health and Safety

June 2011

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Professor Andrew Maynard, director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center a research center dedicated to supporting informed decision-making through sound science and effective communication, talks about the uses and applications for nanotechnology in today's consumer products, including health and safety issues.

Prof. Maynard is a leading authority on the responsible development and use of emerging technologies. His research interests span identifying, assessing and managing emergent risks, to exploring innovative solutions to established and emerging human health and environmental risks, to equipping people with the tools they need to make informed decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty. Prof. Maynard is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Challenges of Emerging Technologies, serves on numerous review and advisory panels around the world, and has testified on a number of occasions before U.S. Congressional committees. He appears frequently in print and on television and radio, and writes regularly on science and society.

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