Environmental disadvantages of Nanotechnology
- The waste from the nanotechnology systems can be dangerous because of its size. It can float in the air and might easily penetrate animal and plant cells causing unknown effects.
- Increasing toxicological pollution on the environment due to the uncertain shape, size, and chemical compositions of some of the nanotechnology products.
- Nanoparticles have higher surface areas than the bulk materials which can cause more damage to the human body and environment compared to the bulk particles.