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January 22nd, 2008

Nanotechnology Testing and Regulations Inadequate

Dr. Patrick Lin, director of The Nanoethics Group, draws a comparison between our current use of nanotechnology and playing with fire, due to the fact that we have insufficient knowledge on how to control nanoparticles nor do we know conclusively what the consequences of their use and release might be. There is sufficient evidence to logically predict that there are toxicological risks associated with exposure to nanoparticles, and the safety of nanoparticles is the topic of ongoing debate, thus they should be subjected to more effective regulations, with wording adapted to apply to nanotechnology, and new safety testing designed specifically for nano-sized particles.


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