10/05/11 -- One Cell One Light Radio with Dr. Hildegarde Staninger, RIET-1
NREP Annual Conference Report and Special Topics October 3-5, 2011
Guest: Michael Edward http://worldvisionportal.org
On the October 5, 2011 edition of One Cell One Light™ Radio, Dr. Staninger reported on the National Registry of Environmental Professionals Annual Technical Conference and Workshops in Las Vegas, NV. Founded in 1987, NREP is the largest non-governmental environmental education and accrediting organization with in excess of 20,000 certified professionals world-wide. NREP’s accreditation covers the environmental fields as well as homeland preparedness.
Joining Dr. Staninger was Michael Edward, who continues to be involved in the research into the health and toxicity problems following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. During the first hour, Dr. Staninger and Mr. Edward discussed a paper presented at the conference, bringing to light details about the “fluffy white goo” which appeared in the water and on beaches after remediation in the Gulf of Mexico.
At the conference, Dr. Staninger lectured on the topic of Nanotechnology vs. Environmental Technology, which branched over to this episode of One Cell One Light™ Radio. Continuing the previous week’s discussion on the ethical implications of nanotechnology, Dr. Staninger discussed with Michael Edward the importance of health workers, environmentalists and safety workers to recognize the difference between emerging nanotechnologies and established hazardous chemicals.
Most human-made nanoparticles do not appear in nature, so living organisms may not have appropriate means to deal with nanowaste. It is one great challenge to nanotechnology: how to deal with its nanopollutants and nanowaste. As a still-developing technology that involves all scientific disciplines, the potential health and environmental risks of nanotechnology have yet to be fully explored, and as such, a pertinent discussion about these risks cannot be had soon enough. As many have said, the easiest way to avoid hazards and misuses of emerging technologies is to hold open discussions early and often.
NANOTECHNOLOGY vs. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
by Dr. Hildegarde Staninger™, RIET-1
World of Opportunities 2011 NREP/OIP Annual Conference and Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, October 3-5, 2011
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