Nanotechnology: Small Science, Big Consequences
From mascara to tennis balls to baby wipes, tiny nanoparticles are hidden in many of the products that we use every day. But much is still unknown about the effects of nanotechnology on human health and the environment. This May 2007 NRDC issue paper presents the latest research on the potential risks of nanotechnology and outlines a framework for regulating these still-untested chemicals.
OVERVIEW & QUICK REFERENCE
Nanotechnology's Invisible Threat: Small Science, Big Consequences, Fact Sheet (pdf)
Chapter 1: Nanotechnologies: The Small Science with Big Consequences
Chapter 2: The Need for Precautionary Regulation of Commercial Nanomaterials
Chapter 3: A Framework for Regulation of Commercial Nanomaterials
Appendix A: Toxicity Studies
Appendix B: Research Needs
Appendix C: Proposed Structure for Health and Safety Testing
Related NRDC Pages
Nanotechnologies: Tiny Particles Promise Much, But Could Pose Big Risk
Get Updates and Alerts
NRDC Gets Top Ratings from the Charity Watchdogs
- Charity Navigator awards NRDC its 4-star top rating.
- Worth magazine named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities.
- NRDC meets the highest standards of the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau.
- Trying to Stop Another Nanosilver Pesticide
- posted by Mae Wu, 7/28/15
- Climate change variability, not just temperatures, increase mortality risks for vulnerable populations
- posted by Juan Declet-Barreto, 7/24/15
- Multidrug resistant foodborne bug threats on retail meat - Klebsiella, not your usual suspect
- posted by Carmen Cordova, 7/23/15