Nanotechnology in Consumer Products May be Harmful
Nanotechnology—the science of engineering extremely small particles—is used today in consumer products from food packaging to sunscreens.
Federal regulators are now saying that nanotechnology—which can make materials up to 40,000 times smaller than a human hair—needs more safety testing before it is used in consumer goods, according to MSNBC. In April, the Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidelines calling on the food and cosmetic industries to study and test the safety of nanoparticles in their products.
Some studies suggest that nanoparticles in personal care or cosmetic products may penetrate the skin and possibly affect the brain, causing a condition known as oxidative stress, writes MSNBC. Other studies have found that if the nanoparticles are ingested, they may cause damage to the colon.
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