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March 25th, 2010

Big issues with small science: nanotechnology

Abstract:
It was all happening this month in the Paris of the south. As designer-clad models strutted down the catwalks, celebrities smiled, cameras flashed, fashionistas dispensed air kisses and protesters waved placards. Protesters? At the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival?

Indeed so. Environmental group Friends of the Earth was out in force, targeting cosmetic giant L'Oreal for incorporating nanoparticles in its up-market products. According to FOE spokeswoman Georgia Miller, the world's largest purveyor of posh potions and lotions is also the top nanotechnology patent holder in the US and that's cause for concern.

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