HEALTH CONCERNS RAISED BY EU COMMITTEE ABOUT USE OF CARBON NANOTUBES AND SILVER NANOPARTICLES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

HEALTH concerns are growing about the use of nanoparticles in consumer products, notably textiles and clothing, with the European Union (EU) scientific committee on emerging and newly identified health risks raising potential problems. Its latest detailed paper 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 tangible fears.
Its latest paper especially focused on a ...


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