Soil nanoparticles are a new concern

November 2012
California Farmer;Nov2012, Vol. 295 Issue 11, p24
The article focuses on a study conducted by environmental scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, on soybeans grown in soil contaminated by two manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) including zinc oxide and cerium oxide. According to the study, the MMS are basically sourced from cosmetics, sunscreens or lotions, and catalytic converters which ultimately get accumulated in the agricultural soil and could severely affect the yield of he crop. INSET: Key Points.


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