Health effects of nanoparticles – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Nanotechnology is already very well rooted in our everyday lives. Dr. Tim Nurkiewicz at West Virginia University explains.
Nurkiewicz: Some of the purposes in which we are seeing nanotechnology showing up are surface coatings on all of our computer components and electronic components. You see it in protective coatings, scotch guard coatings. It makes many of our paints and colors brighter or more resilient. It’s used on anti-bacterial surfaces and it’s used in fuels to make fuels combust more efficiently are some examples of nanotechnology.
Narrator: Dr. Nurkiewicz is studying the health effects of nanotechnology. For more about his research and funding, visit niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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