Nobody Knows What Nanoparticles Do -- Yet They Are in Your Food, Cosmetics, and Toys | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Nobody Knows What Nanoparticles Do -- Yet They Are in Your Food, Cosmetics, and Toys

It's a beautiful summer day. You pull on your stain-resistant cargo shorts and odor-resistant hiking socks, gulp down an energy-boosting supplement, slather yourself with sunscreen and head out for a ramble in the woods. Are you poisoning yourself? When you get home, you jump in the shower and toss your clothes in the wash. Are you poisoning the environment? Maybe.

Your sunscreen, energy drink and high-tech clothing may be among the 800-plus consumer products made with nanomaterials: those manufactured at the scale of atoms and molecules. Sunscreen that turns clear on the skin contains titanium dioxide, an ordinary UV-blocker in extraordinarily small particles...

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