Tuesday, May 20, 2008

First nano newswave: Of mice, nano, and asbestos

Nanotech may soon have its very own Losey butterfly study. Tomorrow morning will bring the first substantive wave of mainstream news coverage focusing on nano risks. The trigger? A forthcoming letter in Nature Nanotechnology, comparing the health risks of some carbon nanotubes to those of asbestos. The "nano as the next asbestos" analogies are not new, of course, but the Nature Nanotech study is one of the first to back the news frames with peer-reviewed science.

See relevant coverage in the today's late editions or tomorrow's early editions of the the Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.