US Senators on Nanomaterials' Toxicity

Friday, February 24, 2006

An excerpt from the recent (02.23.06) publication of Forbes

Diamond Tycoon Bryant Linares was of the opinion that there are appropriate safeguards without diminishing competitive advantage through undue regulation that can strangle small businesses. 

Nanotechnology has stirred concerns that its tiny particles could wreak health and environmental havoc. "Nanoparticles have almost unrestricted access to the human body," according to Swiss Reinsurance in a 2004 report.

"We're getting into new substances that might have the potential for contamination or exposure, leading to difficulty," said Commerce Committee chair Ted Stevens, Republican of Alaska. "I think it's something we ought to explore.