"Tighter UK and European regulation over some aspects of nanotechnology -manipulation of molecules - is needed to ensure its long-term safety. "
I am surprised this issue hasn't been recognised sooner, at least publicly.
I realise this technoloy is relatively new, so I think the control of tiny particles should be monitored very carefully. The chances of inhailing
these substances could be potentially dangerous as we have found with many man made substances.
Well there are health risks with everything... Nano even more so, and in the Scientific community it has been reconized that there are very potent
risks and hazards dealing with this technology but as of late they have been quite because they don't want to come out with 'bad' science that may
affect public perception much like what happened with GM crops. There is already a growing movement within some of the Major Players in the Nano game
thus far to ask the Federal Gov't to regulate the technology(and pass legislation to limit their liability....) They want to deal with the
problems quietly if possible, but I'm afraid its this attidute that tainted GMOs image in the first place.
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