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Posted: July 26, 2006
Cosmetics and military nanotechnology are the hot topics in the August issue of Nanorisk
(Nanowerk News) The August issue of nanoRISK looks at nanotechnology applications in the military; the use of nanoparticles in the cosmetics industry; reports on a new, collaborative approach to nanotoxicology at the National University of Singapore; and numerous briefs on papers, initiatives, upcoming events and new book releases.
Nanowerk’s recently launched newsletter provides a wealth of risk-related nanotechnology information, compiled in one comprehensive, easy-to-read newsletter, on scientific research, regulatory updates and informed opinion about the risks posed by engineered nanoparticles and what is being done about them. A free copy of the premier edition of the bimonthly print newsletter is available at www.nanorisk.org.
“This newsletter is not about stopping nanotechnology or scaring people,” says Michael Berger, nanoRISK editor. “It is about providing a wealth of nanotechnology information, compiled in one comprehensive, easy-to-read newsletter, on scientific research, regulatory updates and informed opinion about the risks posed by engineered nanoparticles and what is being done about them.”
nanoRISK supports the debate on a very real and immediate issue – the fact that engineered nanoparticles are already finding their way from laboratories into commercial products and yet nobody really knows the effects they could have on living beings and the environment. Current toxicological and eco-toxicological risk assessment methodologies are not suited to the potential hazards associated with engineered nanoparticles.
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