Laws Loom Large For Nano Devices

Publication: Associated Press

Author: Andrew Bridges


01/11/2006 - From toothpaste to trousers, dozens of everyday products contain materials made through the blossoming science of nanotechnology _ but laws safeguarding the public's health and safety aren't developing nearly as quickly, according to a new report.Few will say whether the nano materials, often hundreds of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, are unquestionably safe or dangerous given the lack of definitive research into the matter.

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