Unique nanotechnology products and processes are entering large-scale use in the environment without regulatory oversight. Materials and processes approved at conventional scales (macro or micro) do not require re-examination when used at the nanoscale even though the impact on the ecosystem – including on biodiversity – could be radically different. A recent event on First Nations’ land in New Mexico using what appears to be a nanotech self-assembly process should be a warning to government and industry.
Mulch ado about nothing?...Or the "Sand Witch?"
Environmental use of “nanotechnology” highlights regulatory inadequacies and lack of clarity in the nanotech industry
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