Nanomaterials in Soil - Our food chain?

This report reviews a small part of the rapidly growing scientific literature that raises questions about how engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) might affect soil health and soil biodiversity in field trials and subsequently the commercial and chronic application of ENMs in agricultural soil. The questions concern not only the intentional use of ENMs in fertilizers, but the incidental presence of ENMs in 'biosolids', defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as 'treated residuals from wastewater treatment that can be used beneficially'.

Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
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Nanomaterials in Soil - Our food chain?

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