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February 12th, 2010

Dangerous Nanoparticles Can be Transported by Insects

Abstract:
Nanoparticles can adhere to the bodies of flying insects, which may then transport the potentially dangerous particles long distances, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

"Rapid growth in nanomaterial manufacturing is raising concerns about potential adverse effects on the environment," the researchers write. "Scale is of critical importance in biological function, and we can expect a host of unique interactions between living organisms and engineered nanoparticles that have not been present in the natural environment during our evolutionary history."

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