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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Report offers framework for testing nanomaterial toxicity

A new report by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) gives scientists a framework for assessing the potential human health effects from exposure to engineered nanomaterials. According to Julie W. Fitzpatrick, ILSI staff scientist and project manager for their Nanomaterial Toxicity Screening Working Group, “While there is little evidence to date that nanomaterials have toxic effects, the world’s scientists, industry, and governments are beginning to take a critical look at nanotechnology and to develop a research agenda for addressing key issues related to the impact of nanotechnology on health and the environment. This report is a necessary beginning to that process.” more @