Nanotechnology Public Forum - October 15th, Toronto

Oct 02 2008

Nanotechnology - No Small Matter Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East (2 blocks East of Union Station) Toronto, Ontario There are hundreds of nanoproducts in use today, from sunscreen to medicines to solar panels.  Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the world not unlike the computer and nuclear atom before it.  'Nano' promises to save lives by treating disease, and improve the environment by sequestering carbon dioxide and building a better electric car battery.  But there's also the possibility that nanomaterials will find their way into our food, our water, our bodies, and our environment.  Government regulation has not kept pace with this emerging technology, leaving huge public interest questions about its safety, benefits and desirability unanswered. Panelists to include: Chris Metcalfe:  Professor, Environmental and Resource Studies and Director, Institue of  Watershed  Science, Trent University Trina Foster:  Program Director and coordinator of the Council of Canadian Academies Report of the Expert Panel on Nanotechnology Susan Holtz:  Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy Moderator: Jesse Hirsh:  Technology Columnist with CBC and owner of the consulting firm Openflows Networks Ltd. Co-sponsored by: Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy and the Canadian Environmental Law Association To download printable flyer:  Admission is free. Everyone welcome!