The serious health risks posed by workplace exposure to nanomaterials share some striking similarities to those presented by asbestos. As with exposure to asbestos or other toxic dusts, workplace...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1869 | 27 Feb 2007
Professor Ken Donaldson, from the University of Edinburgh has stated that nanotechnology poses a threat to humans by generating tiny toxic molecules that can enter the lungs. Posted October 21 2003
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=37 | 21 Oct 2003
Recent debate in ecological circles has focused on what effects some nanotechnology products might have on the environment and humans. This debate has centred on possible effects that nanomaterials...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1074 | 10 Dec 2004
Concerns have been raised in the scientific literature that carbon nanotubes
(CNT) might behave similar like asbestos fibres when inhaled into the lungs,
implying that they might be causing...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=14509 | 4 Nov 2009
A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology
suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes -- a poster child for the
"nanotechnology revolution" -- could be as harmful as asbestos if
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=6450 | 21 May 2008
New Study Compares Emerging Nanomaterial Risk Concerns With Disclosure Failures
That Preceded Billions of Dollars in Asbestos Litigation Losses; Reform Roadmap
for FASB, SEC to be Laid Out....
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=12065 | 15 Jun 2009
A UK consortium of scientists, led by the Institute of Occupational Medicine,
Edinburgh, has published a key report examining whether high aspect ratio nanoparticles
(HARN) should raise the...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=9561 | 23 Jan 2009
Nanotechnology has come to symbolize the next industrial revolution in America. The opportunities to reduce the scale of products, to make materials lighter and stronger, and to design machines that...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2447 | 15 Nov 2009
Dr. Lee specializes in the characterization of construction materials and bringing
innovation to these projects by tailoring techniques to a specific problem.
Selected projects consist of...
In this video we traveled to North Carolina State University to meet Dr. Jamie Bonner to learn more about his research on the potential toxicity of carbon nanotubes.