Nanotechnology Dangers: Who's Afraid of Nanotech?

In a little-noticed announcement, Britain’s Soil Association has declared that any foods and cosmetics containing nanotechnology additives can no longer be labelled ‘organic’. Few consumers would have realised that manufactured nanoparticles – tiny materials measured in millionths of a millimetre – have been in commercial use for years. They can be found in skincare cream, sports clothing, kitchenware, cooking oil and wall coatings.Some scientists and insurers are ringing alarm bells too. Is nanotech safe?

The World Today Updated 15 October 2020 Published 1 June 2008 3 minute READ

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