Nano Pesticides: NO Regulations & Already in Use... What?Submitted by goldenequity on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 09:18
Yep... and getting little if any attention.
►"The risk that nano-particles may pose to human and environment health is not yet fully understood."
►"Nano-pesticide research is emerging at high speed at the agrochemical labs, however, this topic has not reached public awareness or state authorities so far...
►"Nano-pesticides encompass a great variety of products, some of which are already on the market. The application of nano-pesticides would be the only intentional diffuse input of large quantities of engineered nano-particles into the environment."
►"The current level of knowledge does not allow a fair assessment of the advantages and disadvantages that will result from the use of nano-pesticides."
►"nano-pesticides may also create new kinds of contamination of soils and waterways due to enhanced transport, longer persistence and higher toxicity." Here
►MONTREAL, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A Canadian study suggests current equipment designed to protect workers who handle nanomaterials might not offer adequate protection. Current regulations and standards testing for protective clothing and equipment are almost void of references to nanomaterials. Here