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Nanoexperts: Nano-regulation Needs Help

Posted February 23, 2014 12:01 PM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Risk assessment and risk management capabilities in nanotech fall short of that required to support a viable industry, says a survey of 254 U.S.-based nano experts. Environmental and health concerns in this area are nothing new. What makes this study noteworthy is that the participants consist of three distinct groups of insiders: scientists and engineers, health and safety specialists, and regulators. All three groups - particularly the regulators themselves - agree that regulators need better preparation and tools to effectively perform their jobs. What drove the conclusions? The novelty and complexity of the technology, for starters.


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02/24/2014 2:17 AM

Mork from Ork can probably help with this. Nano Nano, neener neener, whatever.

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02/24/2014 6:26 AM

Thanks for the post. In my very little paper on nanodiamonds I defined nanotechnology as the world of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. I do not know if it is my original definition. For science, research and application possibilities are 'Wonder'. I love nanotecnologir for medicine (diagnosis and therapy), for the production of energy, for the optics, for bioremediation. But nanotechnology has a dark side that we do not know completely. For the business they represent an important source of income, but a businessman really cares about the health of workers or the wild spread of nanoparticles in the environment? Science has a moral duty to assess risks before permitting the use of savage nanoparticles such as in food, cosmetics, in plastics etc. The number of scientific papers that describe the damage caused by nanoparticles on plants and animals is increasing.

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