Nano Consumer products Show and Tell (It’s just not hydrophobic surfaces and Titanium dioxide …but I’ll show them anyway)
Why Nano and consumer products? considerable increase in nano in consumer products that have both Great potential but also risk From davidsittenfeld, Museum of science, Nano and consumer prodcts demo http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/consumer/
NanoConsumer websites • Woodrow Wilson center: www.nanotechproject.org • Nanotechnology in City Environments Database from ASU Center for Nanotechnology in society: Nice.Asu.edu • Nano Supermarket: www.nanosupermarket.org • Nano and Me: nanoandme.org
Finding nano on amazon.com • Easy: if it’s explicitly labeled! • 131,000 in all (includes ipods and books) • with –ipod and –book its 57,8xx • Nano in Amazon: 2048 hits (home and kitchen) • Nanotechnology: 3,441 (-books –ipod)
Nano and consumer protections Europe “In November 2009, the European Union passed a law that will soon force manufacturers of cosmetics to state on the label if their products contain nanoparticles.” Goes in effect july 2013 The Guardian, March 30, 2012 “A users guide to nanotechnology” EU cosmetic regulation 1223/2009 United states “U.S. law does not subject cosmetic products and ingredients to premarket approval by FDA (with the exception of color additives that are not intended for use as coal-tar hair dyes). Rather, firms and individuals who market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to make sure their products and ingredients, including nanoscale materials, are safe under labeled or customary conditions of use, and that they are properly labeled.” http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/SelectedCosmeticIngredients/ucm209177.htm
Nanosilver: Where isn’t it used? • Amazon: 2730 hits for nanosilver (-ipod –book) • Just look for “silver” in products that normally don’t have metal in it!
Cosmetics • Lots of nano gold! • Lots of unlabeled products! (unless you go to europe, maybe) • Nanosomes/nanocapsules
Nano coatings! • Very popular • Engine coatings • Anti-grafiti • Super-hydrophobic: Landscapes vs applications
Nano and food • Plugging my Nano and food brown bag in November! • Nano silver tuperware/Packaging materials • Much like cosmetics, hard to find • Nano nutrition • Now for a demonstration!