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November 29th, 2009

Scientists taking closer look at nanoparticles

Abstract:
European Union regulators have forced cosmetic producers to list any nanoparticles contained in their products, which has many consumer groups calling for Canada to follow suit.

The EU action comes on the heels of a United States study released this week on the hazards of their inclusion in cosmetic products.

The University of California study found that titanium dioxide particles found in some vitamins and toothpastes damaged the DNA of mice. Another study in the European Respiratory Journal found nanoparticles led to the severe illnesses of several Chinese factory workers who worked closely with them, contributing to the death of one woman.

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