Nanoparticles in Cosmetics/Personal Care Products May Have Adverse Environmental Effects

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 15:43 in Biology & Nature

Using aquatic microbes as their "canary-in-a-cage," scientists from Ohio are reporting that nanoparticles now being added to cosmetics, sunscreens, and hundreds of other personal care products may be harmful to the environment. Their report, part of a symposium on the topic that includes almost two dozen papers, is scheduled for presentation at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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