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Nanotech in Cosmetics?

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posted on May, 19 2006 @ 05:27 PM

Consumers are using cosmetics and toiletries that contain unregulated and untested nanomaterials, says a new report.

Interesting, I wasn't aware such things were so advanced. I know we were on our way with carbon nanofibers and such but nanoparticles and such in cosmetics and lotions makes me somewhat uncomfortable particularly because:

Nanoparticles are generally those under 100 nanometres across and manufacturers are not required to label products containing them.

I may be overreacting but if these things aren't labelled and/or properly tested then it could be a large danger.

She says a 2004 US scientific study found fullerenes can cause brain damage in fish, kill water fleas, and are toxic to human liver cells even in low doses.

Full Article Here

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posted on May, 19 2006 @ 06:04 PM
Intersting, i wonder whats the real purpose of it, in cosmetic.

Nanotech could interact in almost every aspect of our lifes but since they keep most of the stuff secret its always hard to debunk.

I realy enjoy reading that book Prey from M. Crichton doesnt cover up much about the subject but its entertaining.


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