A whole new set of tools and measuring methods will be needed for the emerging nanotech industry. That's the conclusion of a study on health threats that could face nanotech workers. That study estimates there could be ten million nanotech workers in another seven years.
The study warns there'll be a variety of engineered nanomaterials, from simple spherical particles to complex multifunctional particles. It won't be simple. One author of the study says, "in the complex new 'nano world' there is no single or simple method for monitoring nanaerosol exposures."