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New study shows nano-silver can affect sewage treatment works

A new study shows that silver nanoparticles have the potential to inhibit nitrifying bacteria in wastewater treatment works. Nitrifying bacteria play an important role in breaking down sewage. The study raises further concern about the widespread use of nano-silver in consumer products.

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Nanoparticles in cosmetics can be inhaled

A team of US researchers have discovered that the likelihood of nanoparticles in cosmetics being inhaled is high and have called for legislation requiring manufacturers to report the use of engineered nanomaterials in their products.

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