Sweat The Small Stuff — Nanotech Insurance Issues

Law360, New York (August 25, 2010, 11:52 AM ET) -- Louis Pasteur had it right when he said, “The role of the infinitely small is infinitely large.” Nanotechnology, which is the manipulation of matter on a near-atomic scale to produce new materials, structures and devices, offers the promise of unprecedented scientific advancement in the areas of medicine, energy, computing, manufacturing, optics and consumer products.

It also poses unparalleled risks. The toxic, health and environmental effects of nanomaterials are not completely understood, but there is some evidence that nanomaterials may cause acute and chronic illness, and there...
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