March 26, 2009
Regarding ‘MEPs back new rules on nanomaterials in cosmetics‘:
The era of nanomaterials has arrived. Let’s not make the same mistake as we did with industrial chemicals, where we passed them off as safe on the back of animal tests, only to discover that many are very dangerous to human health.
Today we can use modern toxicology to test the safety of nanomaterials. The science of toxicogenomics is a good example, because it uses human cell lines to pick up early warning signs – even of minute particles, such as titanium dioxide, contained in cosmetic products.