May 24, 2016 Dossiers

Nanoparticles: the dossier

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Many customers are worried, due to their potential toxicity towards our body. The manufacturers, too, are concerned, as they use them for their many cosmetic properties: they have to face new regulatory requirements ... though they do not have all the needed means as of now. Since 11 July 2013, it is mandatory to include them specifically in the list of ingredients. They are questioned since several years. A file inside the core of the world of the infinitely small: nano-ingredients.

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