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29 Everyday Products You Didn't Know Contain Nanomaterials

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

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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 DioxideWhy is it used?: Increase hardness and strength of dried glue
Via nanotechproject.org

Nanomaterial: Titanium Dioxide

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

2. Daisy Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

Nanomaterial: Titanium DoixideWhy is it used?: Pigment properties
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Nanomaterial: Titanium Doixide

Why is it used?: Pigment properties

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

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

4. Albertsons Coffee Creamer

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Pigment and anitcaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment and anitcaking agent

5. Dockers Go Khaki

Nanomaterial: Various surface-bound nanoparticlesWhy is it used?: Stain-repellant
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Nanomaterial: Various surface-bound nanoparticles

Why is it used?: Stain-repellant

6. Dannon Greek Plain Yogurt

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Pigment
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment

7. Eclipse Spearmint Gum

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anitcaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anitcaking agent

8. Dove "Powder" Deodorant

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: For cosmetic reasons
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: For cosmetic reasons

9. Aquafresh toothpaste

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Pigment and cosmetic reasons
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment and cosmetic reasons

10. Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Frosting

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anitcaking agent and pigment
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anitcaking agent and pigment

11. Hyundai Wacor Foot Massager

Nanomaterial: SilverWhy is it used?: Sanitary reasons
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Nanomaterial: Silver

Why is it used?: Sanitary reasons

12. Wishbone Ranch Dressing

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

13. Colgate toothpaste

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Cosmetic reasons
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

14. Dentyne Ice gum

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

15. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Sun protection
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Sun protection

16. Miracle Whip

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

17. Peeps

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

18. Fiber One cereal

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxodeWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxode

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

19. Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 shampoo

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Cosmetic reasons
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

20. Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Pigment
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Pigment

21. Old Spice High Endurance deodorant

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Cosmetic reasons
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Cosmetic reasons

22. Breathsavers Mints

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxodeWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxode

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment

23. Intel Core Duo Processor

Nanomaterials: Copper and silicon nanoparticlesWhy is it used?: Miniaturization
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Nanomaterials: Copper and silicon nanoparticles

Why is it used?: Miniaturization

24. Kraft American singles

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

25. Kool-Aid Lemonade

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

26. Silk Vanilla Soydrink

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
Via nanotechproject.org

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

27. Aveeno Continous Protection Sunblock

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Sun protection
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Sun protection

28. Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent and pigment

29. Oreos

Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxideWhy is it used?: Anticaking agent
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Nanomaterial: Titanium dioxide

Why is it used?: Anticaking agent

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