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Nat Biotechnol. 2003 Oct;21(10):1166-70.

The potential environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, MS-60 6100 Main Street, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA.

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  • Nat Biotechnol. 2004 Jun;22(6):760.


With the increased presence of nanomaterials in commercial products, a growing public debate is emerging on whether the environmental and social costs of nanotechnology outweigh its many benefits. To date, few studies have investigated the toxicological and environmental effects of direct and indirect exposure to nanomaterials and no clear guidelines exist to quantify these effects.

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