August 17, 2009

fruit flies carry industrial nanoparticles

A new study shows that insects like fruit flies can pick up nanomaterials, disperse them in their ecosystem and be harmed by them. Carbon nanoparticles were the focus of this study in the Aug. 15 issue of ACS' Environmental Science & Technology ('Differential Toxicity of Carbon Nanomaterials in Drosophila: Larval Dietary Uptake Is Benign, but Adult Exposure Causes Locomotor Impairment and Mortality')"



GetSoiled said...


I have been a reader of your blog for a while now and thought it was about time I stopped and wrote to say 'thank you!' for all the meaty stuff you post about. Seriously.

In my defense I think I tried posting a hello before but something went haywire in my computer and the whole thing got lost... :-)

Love your blog!

anne said...

thanks soiled,

you have some spectacular photos on your blog.


GetSoiled said...

You have some spectacular everything in your blog! But thanks for the compliment...happy outdoor living!