A paper by Caitlin E. Burklew, Jordan Ashlock, William B. Winfrey and Baohong Zhang (2012), titled ‘Effects of Aluminum Oxide Nanoparticles on the Growth, Development, and microRNA Expression of Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)’ and published online at Journals.plos.org, shows that as the concentration of aluminum oxide nanoparticles increase, the average lengths of three-week old tobacco seedling roots decrease.
They also found that as the concentration of aluminum oxide nanoparticles increased, the average biomass of each three-week old seedling decreased (See Table 1 below). The biomass for the seedlings exposed to 0.1%, 0.5%, and 1% aluminum oxide nanoparticles significantly decreased as nanoparticle concentration increased. They concluded that the drastic change in the reduction of seedling biomass was most likely related to the decreasing lengths of roots.
This does not bode at all well for the future of food grown outdoors if the spraying of nano-sized particles of aluminium in atmospheric aerosols is allowed to continue globally. We must call a stop to this utter insanity. The military-industrial complex is out of control and it is not in anyone’s best interests to allow this poisoning of the planet to continue unabated. Time is running out. We must all make a stand to protect our environment for future generations, while we still can.
To see this article in full, go here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0034783