CONCERN GROWING OVER THE SAFETY OF NANOPARTICLES IN CLOTHING

BY MARK ROWE

NANOTECHNOLOGY can imbue textiles with eye-catching properties, but scientists and watchdogs are increasingly uncertain about the extent to which safety issues surrounding such developments have been explored.
According to the US-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, more than 350 nanotech consumer products are now available, such as stain-resistant clothing, (as well as cosmetics, sunscreens and food containers).
Garments are a growth area for nanotechnology. Some of the biggest European and US fashion ...


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