Nanotech advances need more safety screening-study – Yahoo! News

Nanotech advances need more safety screening-study – Yahoo! News: “NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nanotechnology, an engineering science that holds hope for scores of new products and processes, is not being properly evaluated for human and environmental risks, a study released this week has found.

The rapidly evolving science, which involves scores of start-ups, corporations and universities seeking to engineer materials on a molecular level, carries both actual and perceived environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks.

But without a full and continuing assessment of those risks, the nascent industry expected to employ thousands of people and generate billions of dollars in revenue may be hobbled by public opposition or corporate mishaps, a study by investment house Lux Research concludes.”

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Nanotech, lots of good and bad potential there.

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