NAS panel urges intensive nanomaterials research

01/25/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The · Reuters

The emergence of consumer nano-based products may pose environmental and public health threats if such materials are not studied, according to a National Academy of Sciences panel. "Despite the promise of nanotechnology, without strategic research into emergent risks associated with it -- and a clear understanding of how to manage and avoid potential risks -- the future of safe and sustainable nanotechnology-based materials, products, and processes is uncertain," the panel said.

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