29 Everyday Products You Didn’t Know Contain Nanomaterials

Nano-science is everywhere, from khakis, to glue, to toothpaste, to soy milk.

First, what is nanoscience?


Nanotechnology is the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to engineer microscopic devices.

Nanomaterials, similarly, are chemicals and substances manufactured on the same microscopic nano- scale.

And you use it every day, in all sorts of ways you don’t even realize


Here are some examples:

1. Elmer’s Glue

Nanomaterial: Titanium Dioxide

Why is it used?: Increase hardness and strength of dried glue

2. Daisy Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

Nanomaterial: Titanium Doixide

Why is it used?: Pigment properties

4. Albertsons Coffee Creamer

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment and anitcaking agent

5. Dockers Go Khaki

Nanomaterial: Various surface-bound nanoparticles

Why is it used?: Stain-repellant

6. Dannon Greek Plain Yogurt

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment

7. Eclipse Spearmint Gum

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anitcaking agent

8. Dove “Powder” Deodorant

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: For cosmetic reasons

9. Aquafresh toothpaste

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment and cosmetic reasons

10. Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Frosting

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anitcaking agent and pigment

11. Hyundai Wacor Foot Massager

Nanomaterial: Silver

Why is it used?: Sanitary reasons

12. Wishbone Ranch Dressing

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

13. Colgate toothpaste

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

14. Dentyne Ice gum

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

15. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Sun protection

16. Miracle Whip

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

17. Peeps

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

18. Fiber One cereal

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxode

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

19. Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 shampoo

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

20. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment

21. Old Spice High Endurance deodorant

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

22. Breathsavers Mints

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxode

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment

23. Intel Core Duo Processor

Nanomaterials: Copper and silicon nanoparticles

Why is it used?: Miniaturization

24. Kraft American singles

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

25. Kool-Aid Lemonade

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

26. Silk Vanilla Soydrink

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

27. Aveeno Continous Protection Sunblock

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Sun protection

28. Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment

29. Oreos

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

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