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    Posted on Nov 13, 2013

    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

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium Dioxide

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

    2. Daisy Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium Doixide

    Why is it used?: Pigment properties

    3. Burt's Bees chemical-free sunscreen SPF 15

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    4. Albertsons Coffee Creamer

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Pigment and anitcaking agent

    5. Dockers Go Khaki

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Various surface-bound nanoparticles

    Why is it used?: Stain-repellant

    6. Dannon Greek Plain Yogurt

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Pigment

    7. Eclipse Spearmint Gum

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anitcaking agent

    8. Dove "Powder" Deodorant

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: For cosmetic reasons

    9. Aquafresh toothpaste

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Pigment and cosmetic reasons

    10. Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Frosting

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anitcaking agent and pigment

    11. Hyundai Wacor Foot Massager

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Silver

    Why is it used?: Sanitary reasons

    12. Wishbone Ranch Dressing

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    13. Colgate toothpaste

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

    14. Dentyne Ice gum

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    15. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Sun protection

    16. Miracle Whip

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    17. Peeps

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    18. Fiber One cereal

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxode

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    19. Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 shampoo

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

    20. Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Pigment

    21. Old Spice High Endurance deodorant

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

    22. Breathsavers Mints

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxode

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment

    23. Intel Core Duo Processor

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterials: Copper and silicon nanoparticles

    Why is it used?: Miniaturization

    24. Kraft American singles

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    25. Kool-Aid Lemonade

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    26. Silk Vanilla Soydrink

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

    27. Aveeno Continous Protection Sunblock

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Sun protection

    28. Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment

    29. Oreos

    Via nanotechproject.org

    Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

    Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

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