Today's post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan from The Jernigan Law Firm.
What is the problem? Unfortunately, nanoparticles are somewhat unpredictable and no one really knows how they react to humans.
A report out of China claims that two nano-workers died as a result of overexposure, and in Belgium five males inhaled radioactive nanoparticles in an experiment and within 60 seconds the nanoparticles shot straight into the bloodstream, which is a potential setup for disaster.
In a survey of scientists 30% listed "new health problems" associated with nanotechnology as a major concern.
Lewis L. Laska, a business law professor, wrote an article in Trial Magazine (September, 2012) in which he advised lawyers to become knowledgeable about nanoscience and be aware of the potential harm to workers and others who come in contact with this new technology, particularly because the EPA, FDA and OSHA have neither approved nor disapproved the use of nanostructures in products.
It has been said that workers are like canaries in the cage (in mining operations), and if nanoscience is a danger then workers’ compensation lawyers will be the first to see it and appreciate it.
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