Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post writes: "Just when you absorb one type of danger, someone invents a new one – SARS or avian flu or something enigmatic called nanotechnology."
Don't send your angry letters to Joel, though. He's just the messenger. Achenbach mentions nano as part of a larger report on risk assessment. And, like it or not, your local paper has probably already featured headlines that warn of nanotech's "risks." So, what are you going to do about this perception?