Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Finally some common sense thinking about nano-safety

There's been a lot of hoopla about the safety of nanoparticles, the automatic assumption by certain politically motivated organizations has been that all nanoparticles are identical to asbestos in the danger they pose to us.

However researchers in Germany have taken a more scientific and reasonable approach to the question of toxicity and safety and have produced some results which would surprise anyone given to emotional cross-thinking.

Granted this work is focused on carbon nanotubes, but the results point out a central bias in the assumptions of certain reports which are being bantered around with that smarmy "I told you so" rhetoric.