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The jury is still out on the safety of silver nanoparticles

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 15 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f227
  1. Hasan N Haboubi, Welsh core academic trainee, gastroenterology1,
  2. Shareen H Doak, reader in nanogenotoxicology1,
  3. Gareth J Jenkins, professor of molecular carcinogenesis1
  1. 1DNA Damage Research Group, Institute of Life Sciences, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
  1. h.n.y.haboubi{at}

Clement’s proposals for using silver nanoparticles, which have antibacterial properties, in doctors’ clothing are interesting,1 but their use in uniforms on a daily basis is of concern.

The physicochemical properties of nanoparticles have led to interest in their potential uses in consumer and industrial products, but we need a better understanding of …

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