Law360, New York (September 17, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT) -- The warnings about adverse human health effects from exposure to engineered nanomaterials (EN) began several years ago. The idea gained popular momentum with press reports in 2006 that a cleaning product called “Nano Magic” had caused respiratory problems for dozens of German consumers. Turned out “Nano Magic” had no nano.
Other reports, published in the peer-reviewed literature, sounded their own alarms, equating, for example, the effects from exposure to carbon nanotubes with the effects from asbestos exposure.
However, none of these studies involved humans; they were...
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