Lentis/Health Concerns of Nanotechnology

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Introduction to Nanotechnology[edit]

We need to make sure our page doesn't turn into this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_impact_of_nanotechnology
We need to find a way to approach the topic differently

Background[edit]

[Be sure to talk about nanoparticles here]
Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gthbjjvotug
Really helpful/interesting and if you watch it, you're 1/4 done with our sts hw for next week :)

[General introduction to nanotechnology as a field.]

http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v8n2/schummer.html
http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v6/n10/full/nnano.2011.169.html

Social Perspectives[edit]

Applications of Nanoparticles[edit]

Nanomedicine[edit]

[Introduce nanomedicine, talk about drug delivery
"Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology." (wiki)
[What will happen if nanoparticles are left in our body? The fear is that beacuase they're so small, they will get in between cell walls and build up in areas where we don't want them.]
http://www.understandingnano.com/medicine.html

Personal Care Products[edit]

Sunscreen[edit]

http://allaboutskinlightening.net/2011/05/are-nanoparticles-in-sunscreen-safe.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=nanoparticles-in-sunscreen

Cosmetics[edit]

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090326162747.htm
http://www.rodale.com/nanoparticles-and-cosmetics
http://www.foe.org/pdf/nanocosmeticsreport.pdf

Antimicrobial Bandages[edit]

Food Industry[edit]

http://www.understandingnano.com/column-food.html