Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nanotechnology

Advantage: 
  • Can detect some diseases in their early stages.
  • Can help cleanup existing pollution in the air
  • Nano constructed materials can reduce the amount of energy used in a vehicle   
Disadvantages
  • More research and development need to be done
  • Nanomaterials are not regulated by the government
  • Some nanoparticals may be toxic to humans

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