The Wild, Wild, West

Taylor, Marisa
April 2007
Red Herring;4/23/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p22
Trade Publication
The article presents information on a law passed by the council of Berkeley, California, dealing with nanotechnology, its safety and environmental risks. The law requires that companies manufacturing nano-sized particles report their activities to the Toxics Management Division of the city's Community Environmental Advisory Commission. Nano particles pose risk as they can penetrate the skin, organs, even the blood-brain barrier. Environmental activists, government officials, scientists, and businesses alike agree that much more research needs to be done on nano-related environmental safety and health.


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