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The Death of Nano-tech? Their Impact on Our Health

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posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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The result was clear and convincing: all types of nanoparticles in both the TCD and US study were causing an identical response in human cells and in the lungs of mice, manifesting in the specific transformation of the amino acid arginine into the molecule called citrulline which can lead to the development of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

In the transformation to citrulline, human proteins which incorporate this modified amino acid as building blocks, can no longer function properly and are subject to destruction and elimination by the bodily defense system. Once programmed to get rid of citrullinated proteins, the immune system can start attacking its own tissues and organs, thereby causing the autoimmune processes which may result in rheumatoid arthritis.





Environmental pollution including carbon particles emitted by car exhaust, smoking and long term inhalation of dust of various origins have been recognized as risk factors causing chronic inflammation of the lungs. The link between smoking and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis has also been established. This new research now raises serious concerns in relation to similar risks caused by nanotechnology products which if not handled appropriately may contribute to the generation of new types of airborne pollutants causing risks to global health.


www.sciencedaily.com...
Nanoparticles in Polluted Air, Smoke & Nanotechnology Products Have Serious Impact On Health

This is going to become a thorn in the side of companies that want to produce these things. But, it is early enough for many of these companies to change their designs, and account for these possible issues. I hope they jump on this quick before we start seeing "Nano-Particle Tax Credits". It sounds crazy, but I'd be willing to bet that we will see something come of this.




posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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I do not believe for one single solitary second that this alleged discovery will amount to anything in the long term. The potential benefits to human kind of occasional exposure to nano robotic machines will far out weigh the negative side effects, and over time the building of these things will be refined into much safer process in any case. Fear mongering at this stage is utterly ridiculous anyway, since wide scale clinical trials involving them have yet to begin.



 
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