Distilling Science at the Experimental Lakes Area: Nanosilver

The ELA. Gotta love it. This is why we need a place like it. We need to understand the effect of this stuff that we are pumping into the environment. We may not like the answer, but that's too bad. All having your head in the sand means is that someone is going to come kick your ass.

Water researchers are interested in nanotechnology, and one of its most commonplace applications: nanosilver. Today these tiny particles with anti-microbial properties are being used in a wide range of consumer products. The problem with nanoparticles is that we don’t fully understand what happens when they are released into the environment.