Nanosafety and the environment

Taylor, Robin
February 2010
Ecos;Feb/Mar2010, Issue 153, p20
Blog Entry
The article reports on a study conducted by Dr. Maxine McCall from Australian Commonwealth Scientific & Research Organization (CSIRO), regarding the effects of nanomaterials on human health and the environment in Australia. The study states that silver nanoparticles which are used in products for their antibacterial properties can release silver ions which are highly toxic to soil organisms. The study also shows that nanoparticles do not necessarily stay for long because they can dissolve.


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