Universities Receive Millions to Study Nano Risks
EBN Mar. 2008). Some nano-scale versions of common substances are toxic to humans. Also, nanoparticles are known to cross the human placenta, and research suggests that they can accumulate, undigested, in protozoan predators, earthworms, and tobacco hornworms (seeEBN Sept. 2010). According to EPA, the newly funded research will focus on leaching and toxicity of certain nanomaterials, both during use and after disposal. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/nanoscience.
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