Nanotech, “Toxic Socks” Raise Concerns

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Nanotechnology is available at a store near you. Valued for its antibacterial and odour-fighting properties, nanoparticle silver is the star attraction in a range of products from socks to bandages to washing machines. But as silver’s benefits propel it to the forefront of consumer nanomaterials, scientists are recommending a closer examination of the unforeseen environmental and health consequences of nanosilver.

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