RE: [hreg] nanotubes
- Robert - merci! "Over and out" on this topic.
- We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since
otherwise there is NO ONE who will help.
- All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7
> This is not a new concept. It has already been discussed for several years in
> the nanotech scientific community as well as among regulators. I'm not part
> of that scientific community, but I read about it in Chemical & Engineering
> News regularly. Many companies and universities working on nanotech have
> instituted strong safeguards using the precautionary principle since the
> hazards are not yet sufficiently known. Rice University has done some of the
> work on the EH&S aspects of nanotubes. While it is worthwhile to understand
> the risks, I think the leading researchers are well aware of the potential
> that exists. I'm not sure it is something worth spending much time agonizing
> over here. You are correct in pointing out that the hazard risk is very low
> once the nanoparticles or nanotubes are embedded in a matrix compound.