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Nanotechnology and Food

Creator:

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

Subject Keywords: Food additives, chemical contaminants and residues
Type: Booklet
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

This leaflet provides a brief overview of nanotechnology and how it relates to our food in terms of its potential uses, safety and regulation. Nanotechnology involves the use of very small particles (nanoparticles) that have an average size, in at least one dimension, of one hundred nanometres (nm) or less. A nanometre is one billionth of a metre.

Date:

01/10/2010

Rights: © FSAI
Suggested citation:

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). (2010) Nanotechnology and Food [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/540872 [Accessed: 21st August 2019].

  

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