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Consumer Education Forum: nano particles in Consumer Products – What Consumers Need to Know

Do you use… toothpaste? makeup? sunscreen?

Did you know that many of these common consumer products contain nano particles? Many consumers aren’t aware of the nano particles in the products they use and what this means for them. To learn more, download the materials from the Consumer Education Forum: nano particles in Consumer Products – What Consumers Need to Know meeting that was held on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

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What are nano particles? Are products with nano particles safe to use? Are there health benefits? Are there dangers? Are these materials and products regulated? How do consumers know when they are purchasing a product that might contain nano particles?

Click here to download the slideshow presented at the meeting.

Click here to download the Nanotechnology Resources handout from the meeting.
 

As part of this forum, we collaborated with researchers working on a research program funded by the National Science Foundation, in order to study how people discuss new scientific discoveries and emerging technologies. Thank you for participating!

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