Experimental science can always have counter-effects that are worse than the problem it is trying to rectify. When the ramifications may be extreme, one has to have a lot of trials in the lab first. Even then, the results of any technology are far from certain. Consider aviation and how many mistakes were made to get to the level of efficiency we have today — square windows bursting, airships being set on fire, etc. Technological development is a long, slow and painful process.
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