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New concerns over nanosilver

Purdue University scientists have found that when nanosilver – a nanoparticle growing in popularity as a bactericidal agent – is suspended in solution, its toxicity increases tenfold, causing birth defects and death in aquatic species. When the nanosilver was allowed to settle, the solution became several times less toxic but still caused malformations. The study, […]

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