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October 2nd, 2006

Good News: No Nano News

David Talbot: Not since New Year's Eve 2000, have so many safety concerns been voiced for what--so far, anyway--seems so little reason. We're talking about nanotechnology: the catch-all term for engineering super-small features and particles to create things like ultra-sensitive medical diagnostic tools, blazingly fast electronics, and exceptionally strong materials.

...a panel on this so-called "nanotoxicity" during last week's Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT, four experts in the field all said they knew of no claims of human injuries. ...despite as many as 275 products on the market that claim to incorporate nanoparticles or other nanotechnology, there haven't been any reported negative consequences.


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