Friday, April 08, 2011

Nanoparticles kill friendly soil bacteria - Technology & Science - CBC News

Nanoparticles kill friendly soil bacteria - Technology & Science - CBC News: "y tiny silver particles found in products like odour-killing socks are highly toxic to some beneficial Arctic soil bacteria, a Canadian study has found.

Adding polluting quantities of silver nanoparticles to soil from the High Arctic, far from human settlements, reduces the population of many species of bacteria. It also makes one beneficial species disappear altogether, says the study, publis"

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