Ivor O’Connor

December 11, 2008

Mork says “no no nano”?

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 4:06 pm

I’m sure I have seen articles with some proof of nano particles being deadly. They probably need to be made so as to be biodegradable. Perhaps that concept can be sold as a ways to ensure a steady sales via built in obsolescence? I’m going to start documenting what I come across for future reference…

(12-10) 17:16 PST — The government’s plan for research on the possible risks of nanotechnology to health and the environment is too patchy to ensure that nanotech products will be used safely, the National Research Council said in a report Wednesday.

A 15-member committee of chemists, toxicologists and other experts said it found no adequate statement of clear goals or priorities in the strategy outlined by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, a program set up in 1998 to coordinate government research in nanotechnology.

Already, more than 600 products on the market contain nano-scale components, which are smaller than the width of a human hair. They include sunscreens, cosmetics and fibers that can make fabrics stain-resistant. The Bay Area is a hotbed of nanotech research, embracing both university scientists and private companies.

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