Big worries over tiny particles

It seems Cambridge, Mass. is taking Berkeley, Calif.’s lead and is thinking about regulating nanotechnology, according to the Boston Globe.

Cambridge is weighing a law to force companies making or using nanoparticles to report such activity , along with any known health risks. 

Some new nano-applications are being subjected to regulatory scrutiny. The Food and Drug Administration, for instance, has looked at the safety of sun creams using nanoparticles of titanium dioxide. But there should also be more testing of the effect those particles have on the water they wash into.


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