New Products Bring Side Effect: Nanophobia
By NATASHA SINGER
IT sounds like a plot straight out of a science-fiction novel by Michael Crichton. Toiletry companies formulate new cutting-edge creams and lotions that contain tiny components designed to work more effectively. But those minuscule building blocks have an unexpected drawback: the ability to penetrate the skin, swarm through the body and overwhelm organs like the liver.
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Thursday, December 04, 2008
By 9am this morning I had ten email forwards with this story in my inbox. So I am guessing that the title of Natasha Singer's piece in today's New York Times is pretty self-explanatory: