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An inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products introduced on the market.

After more than twenty years of basic and applied research, nanotechnologies are gaining in commercial use. But it has been difficult to find out how many “nano” consumer products are on the market and which merchandise could be called “nano.” While not comprehensive, this inventory gives the public the best available look at the 1,600+ manufacturer-identified nanotechnology-based consumer products introduced to the market.

This “living” inventory is a resource for consumers, citizens, policymakers, and others who are interested in learning about how nanotechnology is entering the marketplace.

  • Browse products by name, category, company, country and more
  • Search for products with keywords, categories, countries, companies, and more.
  • How we decide what is in, and what is out. Historical information and disclaimers.

By crowdsourcing expertise our goal is to create a ‘living’ inventory for the exchange of accurate information on nano­ enabled consumer products. Registered users are encouraged to submit relevant data pertaining to nanoparticle function, location, properties, potential exposure pathways, toxicity and life cycle assessment. Registered users can update product information and add new products.

By Wilson Center and Virginia Tech