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Old 04-07-2004, 10:53 AM
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Here is a place to go to for steady and reliable information re. the enviroment. This particular article is about some potential harmful side effects of Nano Tech products.
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Old 04-07-2004, 12:57 PM
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:36 PM
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Good article.

My only suggestion is to keep your eyes and ears open and watch out for generalizations.

I have been working on some "nano-products" and these are manufactured at the wafer level - sort of like normal semiconductor fabrication. So the nano-widgets are fixed to what for all intents and purposes could be a mirror. You cannot inhale them.

Now - don't get me wrong - there is nothing environmentally friendly about semiconductor fabrication either. We use so many solvents and acids (like HF) it would make your head spin. But these nano-products on the wafer level are not airborne or water borne.

I was glad that the article cited specific examples where nano-tubes etc. were shown to be harmful. The fact is that the nano-robots etc. are pretty far off. Carbon nano-tubes represent a fairly active area of research right now.

The point of the article is a good one. Time will tell in terms of what comes out of all of this.

Thanks for the link,

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Old 04-08-2004, 07:09 PM
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Interesting reading. I am big supporter of this technology, especially the defense side of this issue. I believe M.I.T. is working on a body suit for the military that is incorporating nano technology.

Though, I do believe that certain levels of safety need to be attained if it is already shown that there are environmental issues at hand.

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