Nano sunblock safety under scrutiny (ABC Science Online)
- We don't know enough about the safety of some nanoparticles, such as those already included in some cosmetics and sunscreens, a U.K. report has found.
The report, just released by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, calls for further studies on the safety of nanoparticles such as the ultrafine zinc oxide powders currently used in some Australian sunscreens. The model Megan Gale launched one such product in Australia late last year. While the product was not specifically mentioned in the report, it contains zinc oxide particles 30 nanometers across. MoreNanoBot Backgrounder
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This relatively new technology announced recently as ‘the technology of the future’ has whistle-blower scientist calling for its ban.
Reason according to them is that they pose health and environmental risks great enough to justify their ban form daily use. In a report commissioned by the British Government stated that their use in certain cosmetics now found on the U.S. market was a cause for concern. More
It's no surprise that science of the tiniest materials is making a big splash on Wall Street. It's a field that holds the promise of changing this century the way computer chips and biotechnology changed the last one. But investors still licking fresh wounds from the last "Next Big Thing" are justified in wondering if this latest innovation will turn out to be just another big way to lose money. More
Nanosys: The Giant Dwarf (Forbes)
After two days of papers, posters and presentations on the enormous potential of technology's tiniest frontier, the Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference came down to two very practical questions: Where will the money to fund this scientific revolution come from? And how can Oregon get a piece of the action? More