EUROPE: Top scientists warn about health threat from nanotechnology products

By Keith Nuthall

European scientists are starting to identify tangible health concerns associated with the use of nanoparticles in consumer products. Academic health experts within the European Union's (EU) scientific committee on emerging and newly identified health risks have raised some serious problems in a new detailed paper. It represents a hardening of concerns: while the committee has previously highlighted the lack of knowledge about how nanoparticles could migrate from clothing and their dyes into consumers' bodies, it is now raising ...

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