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What are the benefits and risks of using silver nanoparticles in consumer products, including colloidal silver? Risk Bites looks at seven things you should know about this nanomaterial.
Silver nano has been hitting the headlines for a few years now, both as a smart new technology for preventing bacterial infection, and as a potential new health and environmental threat. But what’s the science behind how it behaves, and how it might be beneficial, or harmful? We take a look at seven things worth knowing about silver nanoparticles — some of which may surprise you!
For more information on silver nanoparticles, check out the links below.
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FURTHER INFORMATION AND READING
Nanoparticles and their size may not be big issues. University of Oregon.
Colloidal silver: Is it safe or effective? Mayo Clinic.
Nanosilver: Weighing the Risks and Benefits. Environmental Health Perspectives.
Nanosilver and consumer products. EPA
Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining. Chicago Tribune, Feb 15 2014.
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Consumer Products Inventory: Nano Silver
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