Nanoethics, or the study of the ethical and social implications of nanotechnology, is an emerging but controversial field. Outside of the industry and academia, most individuals are first introduced to nanotechnology through literary purposes that posit scenarios — that scientists mostly refuse — of self-replicating “nanobots” working amok like a pandemic virus. In the mainstream media, we’re starting to hear reports about the risks nanotechnology poses on the environment, health, and safety, with reports from inside the industry.
Given this growing fascination in nanoethics, in addition to related confusion, this guide is devoted to a survey of some of its central topics.… Read more
Nanotechnology is an advanced technology that has the potential to be used in a wide selection of FDA-regulated products. Including foods, medical goods, and cosmetics. Nanomaterials, produced using nanotechnology, are measured in nanometers equivalent to about one-billionth of a meter.
So very small that they can’t be seen with a microscope. All these nanomaterials may have different chemical, physical, or biological properties compared to their usually-scaled equal substances used in many products regulated by FDA.
FDA has long encountered the blend of guarantee, risk, and uncertainty that accompanies emerging technologies. Nanotechnology isn’t unique in this aspect. The Nanotech changes in chemical, biological, and other attributes that make nanotechnology applications do come with safety concerns.… Read more