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Nanomaterials may have adverse effects on our health. They have an ability to bypass physical and chemical barriers in the human body and induce a condition similar to allergic airway inflammation, proves Marit Ilves’s research. Engineered nanomaterials are used for example in light-weight sports equipment, sunscreens, food packaging and antimicrobial textiles.
Engineered nanomaterials have an ability to influence the reactions of our immune system in various ways. | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Engineered nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, nanofibrillated celluloses and metal oxides, may have beneficial but also adverse effects on our health. The exposure to these nanomaterials happens mostly via the respiratory tract and skin. A recent ...