Escaped nanoparticles hazardous to crops, says study

SciDev.Net: Nanoparticles could reduce wheat yield Nanoparticles that escape during the manufacture and use of consumer products would substantially reduce the growth of wheat were they to end up in soil, according to Chinese scientists. The production, use and disposal of nanomaterials from sectors such as cosmetics and electronics can lead to their release into air, water and soil. Their presence in wastewater, and their direct use in agricultural technologies, can bring them into contact with crops. Once......

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