07 Oct New nanotech health issues addressed
The Assembly Committee on Health met Tuesday to address some of the possible issues regarding emerging nanotechnologies.
Several experts testified to provide the committee with more information, including Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, who provided a background about nanotechnology and addressed some of the committee members’ questions concerning regulation.
According to a statement issued Monday by the Nanotechnology Citizens Engagement Organization, the purpose of the hearing was a response to “concerns raised by Wisconsin citizens and government agencies.”
One major concern with nanotechnology, according to the statement, is the particles are so small they can migrate through cell membranes in the body and cause disease.
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