Home > News > NGOs urge precautionary principle in use of nanomaterials
June 15th, 2007
NGOs urge precautionary principle in use of nanomaterials
Industry is increasingly using nanotechnology in sectors such as healthcare (medicine), consumer products (food, electronics, cosmetics), information technology and the environment. However, major gaps remain concerning the exposure risks associated with nanomaterials.
The potential risks of nanotechnology include the risk to health of nanoparticles and materials as the nanoparticles can be inhaled, swallowed, absorbed through skin or injected into the body, whereas the behaviour of nanoparticles inside the body is not as yet known. As to environmental risks, the effects of free nanoparticles on the air or water are also unknown.
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014
Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014
Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014
Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014
Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project November 20th, 2014
A gut reaction November 19th, 2014
Nanosafety research – there’s room for improvement October 29th, 2014
Plastic nanoparticles also harm freshwater organisms October 18th, 2014