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The tiniest particles that may be a threat as bad as asbestos

The tiniest particles that may be a threat as bad as asbestos | Nanotechnology & Health | Scoop.it

Europe is failing to control a burgeoning industry in microscopic materials, prompting claims that it has failed to heed the lessons from millions of asbestos deaths, according to a hard-hitting new report... A major study published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) last week says European governments – including the UK's – are "paralysed by analysis" and failing to act: "Twenty years have elapsed since first indications of nanomaterial harm were published", it said, "and in the intervening time an increasing body of literature has been developed on how nanomaterials interact with cells, mammals and aquatic organisms. Yet many governments still call for more information as a substitute for action."

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Nanotechnology - Resources on nanotechnology, the environment, and human health. Includes links to regulations.-US Department of Health & Human Services, Environmental Health & Toxicology

Nanotechnology - Resources on nanotechnology, the environment, and human health. Includes links to regulations.
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The Need for Stronger Nanotechnology Regulation | Food Safety News

The Need for Stronger Nanotechnology Regulation | Food Safety News | Nanotechnology & Health | Scoop.it

"Studies show that nanoparticles can easily penetrate DNA and the cells of the lungs, skin and digestive system, thereby causing harm to living organisms (2)... Nanoparticles are also now being engineered to be more resilient, thereby increasing the risk of causing irreversible damage to living organisms. We simply do not have sufficient data or risk assessment laws in place to analyse whether nanoparticles are safe for consumption."

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