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Newsletter digest: Nanoparticle safety, NZ innovation, cellphone masts/radiation and soil carbon

Peter Griffin posted in on June 25th, 2010.

Concerns raised about nanoparticles Creating materials on the nanoscale is an area of science tipped to hold huge potential for everything from energy production to personalised healthcare. But some observers argue that industry is jumping the gun on releasing products containing nanoparticles before adequate research has been done into their safety. The New Zealand Herald […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Study rules out phone tower link to cancer

Peter Griffin posted in on June 24th, 2010.

UK researchers have found no evidence linking a pregnant woman’s exposure to radiation from cellphone towers to the development of early childhood cancer. The study, the largest of its kind, has been praised by scientists who say that it should lay to rest public debate on the issue. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Fears […]

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