Federal regulators warn that nanotechnology could present dangers to consumers

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FDA calls for proof of safety for nanotechnology Nanotechnology is gaining traction in the world of medicine. The technology has a myriad of uses from prosthetics to cancer treatment, but the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that nanotechnology could present serious dangers to consumers. Health regulators have released a study concerning nanotechnology and have warned that products that use this technology cold have harmful effects on the human body. The health insurance industry is also wary of the technology because these possible effects could be somewhat costly. Nanoparticles…

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More investment in nanotechnology research needed, says National Research Council

Scientists from the National Research Council in the U.S. are urging insurers to invest more money in studying nanotechnology. The technology has advanced significantly in the past decade and now holds major promise in medical applications and consumer products. Council scientists say that the potential health hazards of the technology are not yet fully understood and that an additional $24 million a year is required to fill in the knowledge shortfall. Without an intimate understand of the risks associated with nanotechnology, consumers could face unforeseen dangers that will have a…

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