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In September 2006 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars estimated that more than 200 nanotech-based products were already available in stores. And the National Science Foundation estimates that nanotechnology will have a $1 trillion impact on the global economy and employ 2 million workers by 2015.

But some still have doubts about the safety of nanotech products. (Even well studied elements may behave differently at the nanoscale.) And many technology watchers fear that production of nanomaterials may be more harmful than beneficial, creating hazardous waste that current technology can’t dispose of safely.

Companies like Greenyarn are staying ahead of the game, producing nanomaterials in environmentally safe ways and trying to reduce risks to humans and the environment every step of the way.