Nanotechnology is a new and growing industry with a great deal of potential. There have already been advancements in the field that have brought nanotechnology into readily available consumer products. The industry involves engineering items on a molecular level, opening a new door in production. However, there is a potential downside to nanotechnology as well.
It has been found that carbon nanotubes can act similarly to asbestos. These nanotubes, the building blocks of the industry, can be incredibly dangerous and may lead to mesothelioma if inhaled. Because of this, the future of the industry is somewhat unknown. In Australia, a discussion was convened in Parliament to decide how to proceed with nanotechnology. Here in the US a bill has been passed to allow further research as long as there is also research into the health effects of nanotubes.
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