Nanoparticles

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What are Nanoparticles?
Nanoparticles are partcicles between 1 and 100 nanometres in size.In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit with respect to its transport and properties.
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What are their uses?
Sports Equipment, Clothing and Healthcare.
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Give some examples of how they are used in sports equipment.
Used in products to make them stronger whilst being lighter. They have been used in tennis rackets, golf clubs and shoes.
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Give some examples of how they are used in clothing.
Silver nanoparticles have been used in socks. This stops them from absoring the smell of feet because nanoparticles have antibacterial properties.
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Give some examples of how they are used in Healthcare.
Nanoparticles are used in sun creams. They offer protection form UV rays and can be rubbed in so there are no white marks.
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What are the Harmful effects?
There are some concerns that nanoparticles may be toxic to people. They can enter the brain through the bloodstream and cause harm.
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