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Nanoparticles in Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in Consumer Products Significantly Alter Good Bacteria In The Gut – MARCO TORRES

Nanoparticles are known to be toxic to beneficial bacteria that break down substances in the gut. Writing in Environmental Engineering Science, researchers say that exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles at levels present in consumer products, foods and drinking water could lead to measurable changes in the gut microbiota. For years, a rapidly expanding quantity of engineered nano-products have flooded the …

Nanoparticles in consumer products significantly alter normal gut bacteria – Nathan Gray

Writing in Environmental Engineering Science, researchers used a model of the human gut to test how exposure to three different nanoparticles (NP) that are commonly used in consumer products – zinc oxide, cerium dioxide, and titanium dioxide – affects the make-up of the bacterial communities in our gut (known as the microbiota). “Understanding the interactions between NPs and bacteria in an …