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The nanotechnology effect in health

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Started: 3/20/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dgkika

Pro

Nanotechnology could play a revolutionary role in almost every aspect of our daily lives " including health care. Nano health marks an important shift in health at the same time the health and environmental consequences of nanomaterials remain unknown.
Positive outcomes include among others:

1. Innovative treatments
2. Better results.
3. Faster diagnosis
4. Possible cost efficiency

But there are concerns such as:
1. Safety of nano materials in humans
2. Environmental considerations
3. Cost considerations
4. Current legal framework

Based on potential improvements that can be achieved in providing health care and will keeping in mind any possible drawbacks would you be for or against nanotechnology in health care?
jnolan

Con

I'm against nanotechnology in healthcare for a number of reasons; currently, the toxicology/potential detrimental effects of nanoparticles on the human body haven't been fully explored. Additionally, there's no national or EU legislation or frameworks that are effective in regulating the rapid state of research and application of such a wide variety of materials. How do we know what these scientists are producing in the laboratory? What if Drexler's molecular machines come to fruition, and are combined with the latest advancements in AI, to produce intelligent self-replicating nanobots. Things could get out of hand, like in Michael Crichton's Prey! Additionally, if a nano-based medicine is available to cure an illness, will the doctor prescribing the medicine inform me on its origin? Has the doctor the necessary training in nanotechnology to understand the medicine, it's pros and cons, and can he/she explain it to me so that I can make an informed decision on taking that medicine?
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