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Nanodatabase Adds Product Number 4,000

The Nanodatabase has posted a June 1, 2020, press release announcing that it has added product number 4,000 in its database.  According to the press release, silver is still the nanomaterial most often reported, with titanium and titanium dioxide the second and third most common.  The press release notes that for almost 3,000 products, the type of nanomaterial is unknown, however.  The database includes categories for health and fitness (2,310 products, a little more than 800 are personal care products, and about 650 are sporting goods products) and home and garden (around 700 products, of which 330 are cleaning products).  Other database categories include appliances, automotive, electronics and computers, food and beverage, goods for children, and “Impossible to categorize.”  The press release states that the nanomaterial is suspended in liquid in 1,617 products, and in around 75 percent of those products, the nanomaterial is unknown, while titanium dioxide, silver, and silicon dioxide account for a little more than 15 percent of the products suspended in liquid.  The Technical University of Denmark Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment), the Danish Ecological Council, and the Danish Consumer Council developed the Nanodatabase.

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