TITLE

Peril Small in Places

AUTHOR(S)
Wu, Corinna
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
ASEE Prism;Nov2010, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the risks brought by the expanding use of nanotechnology in health and the environment. It mentions the critical role played by engineers in figuring out what makes a nanoparticle toxic and in designing nanoparticles that could kill cancer cells without harming tissues or remove pollutants from soil without poisoning wildlife. The author stresses the value of measuring surface area, mass and chemical properties to identify the potential hazards of nanotechnology.
ACCESSION #
59571639

 

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