Home > News > Cosmetics and Nanotech: A Dangerous Connection?
March 30th, 2006
Cosmetics and Nanotech: A Dangerous Connection?
Jack Uldrich: I just came across this article on my favorite – and arguably the best – nanotechnology website there is: Nanotechnology Now.
The article’s author, Bethany Halford, calls into question – in a fair and rational way – the safety of the nanoparticles being used in cosmetics. The gist of her argument is that “there’s just not enough information out there to make a good decision either way.” She goes on to quote Robert F. Curl, who shared, with Rick Smalley, the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the co-discovery of fullerenes. Curl says, “I would take the conservative path of avoiding such cosmetics while withholding judgment on the actual merits or demerits of their use.”
Preparing for Nano
Durnham University's DEEPEN project comes to a close September 26th, 2012
Technical Seminar at ANFoS 2012 August 22nd, 2012
Nanotechnology shows we can innovate without economic growth April 12th, 2012
Thailand to host NanoThailand 2012 December 18th, 2011
Arrowhead to Present at 2015 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference March 4th, 2015
Arrowhead to Present at 2015 RBC Capital Markets' Global Healthcare Conference February 17th, 2015
Iran 1st among Islamic Nations in Scientific Production, Nanotechnology February 16th, 2015
Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Raises an Additional $29 Million (CAD), Closing 2014 Financing at $62 Million (CAD) February 2nd, 2015
The taming of magnetic vortices: Unified theory for skyrmion-materials March 3rd, 2015
Breakthrough in OLED technology March 2nd, 2015
Moving molecule writes letters: Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics February 27th, 2015
Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy: University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells February 26th, 2015