Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nanoparticles Destroy Soil and the Environment, Study Finds

Though some might argue that nanotechnology offers benefits not afforded by normal molecules, the environmental and human health consequences of this "breakthrough" technology appear dire, to say the least. New research published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials explains that nanoparticles damage beneficial soil bacteria and ultimately ruin plants' ability to uptake necessary nitrogen.


1 comment:

  1. I guess nanoparticles can be harmful and also helpful.

    As with any new technology, they need to obviously do some more research into how it csn be harmful, especially if it is anything that we are consuming or absorbing into the body in any way, whether directly or indirectly.


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