Worried, But About What?

Mainwaring, Jon
April 2007
Red Herring;4/23/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p25
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the health and environmental risks related to the use of nanotechnology. With the help of projects such as NanoDerm, which looks at how efficient skin is as a barrier against nanoparticles, and NanoPathology, which examines the role of nanoparticles in biomaterial-inducing pathologies, the European Commission is exploring the risks of nanotechnology. According to the Royal Society, Great Britain's national academy of science, the progress in improving the understanding of the potential health and environmental impacts of free nanoparticles and nanotubes is lacking. The Nanologue project concluded that opportunities are available to maximize the benefits of nano-related products.


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