Nanoparticles Used in Common Household Items Cause Genetic Damage in Mice

“The novel principle is that titanium by itself is chemically inert. However, when the particles become progressively smaller, their surface, in turn, becomes progressively bigger and in the interaction of this surface with the environment oxidative stress is induced,” he said. “This is the first comprehensive study of titanium dioxide nanoparticle-induced genotoxicity, possibly caused by a secondary mechanism associated with inflammation and/or oxidative stress. Given the growing use of these nanoparticles, these findings raise concern about potential health hazards associated with exposure.”
(Andiamo bene, le nanoparticelle di TiO2 sono nei dentifrici, integratori, coloranti, cosmetici…)