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Toxicity Study to Pop Nanobubble?

Posted June 13, 2008 8:43 AM

For years, now, various groups have been making ominous noises about the health and environmental risks of nanotechnology. Now, a study has been released that indicates long carbon nanotubes can present a cancer risk similar to asbestos, and another than buckyballs can apparently move easily in and out of human cells. Do you think publication of such studies could start a public backlash? Are they fear mongering?

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Re: Toxicity Study to Pop Nanobubble?

06/18/2008 6:46 PM

yes, it should start a backlash. no, i don't think it is fear mongering. how many millions of people have died of lung cancer before they linked it to asbestos in their environment.

also, you can not trust the government or businesses to tell you the truth, unless they are forced to.

my wifes father while in the army after WW2, had to stand about a mile from a nuclear above ground test, then walk thru the debris. i guess it was just a coincidence that he died of leukemia in his 40's.

my point is that what you don't know can kill you. that is not fear mongering.

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Re: Toxicity Study to Pop Nanobubble?

06/20/2008 10:32 AM

hello

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Re: Toxicity Study to Pop Nanobubble?

06/20/2008 10:38 AM

www.safenano.org

All you need to know - nanotubes must be safe, we'll be gone in 30 years anyway

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Re: Toxicity Study to Pop Nanobubble?

06/20/2008 11:57 AM

It seems to me that most, if not all, materials that man has made that are not normally found in nature have some sort of environmental drawback or toxicity associated to them. As such, I feel we need to progress extremely cautiously in the feild of nano-technology, especially since we see these materials behaving in novel ways we never would have expected. It is absolutely essential to study and release information on the health risks of nano materials. Haven't we learned anything from poisoning ourselves in the past?

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