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Harvard Studying Safer Nanoparticles

Zinc oxide nanoparticles are used in sunscreens to make them less opaque and more appealing to consumers. But the potential adverse health effects of using nanoparticles in these and other products have not been fully explored, according to Dr. Philip Demokritou, associate professor of aerosol physics at Harvard School of Public Health. There is mounting evidence that they display toxicity inside the human body, potentially even causing DNA damage.