Resources Archive


Nanoparticles in Children’s Sunscreens

Friends of the Earth tested a selection of four children’s sun- screen products purchased from Walmart and Babies R Us. We found nanoparticles of potential concern in all four sunscreens tested, including nano titanium dioxide (TiO2) and nano zinc oxide (ZnO).

Nanoparticles in baby formula: Tiny new ingredients are a big concern

Friends of the Earth commissioned an independent laboratory analysis of popular baby formulas to find out if they contain nanoparticles (extremely tiny man-made particles).

Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks

This report documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled “nanofood” products on the American market since 2008.

Nano-Silver: Policy Failure Puts Public Health at Risk

Friends of the Earth United States is calling on the government to act now to seriously restrict the use of nano-silver in consumer, industrial and environmental products.

Nanotechnology, climate and energy: Over-heated promises and hot air?

This groundbreaking report rigorously examines claims that nanotechnology will allow for continued economic growth and resource use while minimizing environmental impacts, showing that to date nanotechnology has failed to make good on these promises.

Nano & Biocidal Silver

Extreme germ killers present a growing threat to public health.

Manufactured nanomaterials and sunscreens: Top reasons for precaution

Nanomaterials are already being used (unlabelled) in hundreds of consumer products including sunscreens and cosmetics. This report explains why this is reason for concern.

Out of the laboratory and onto our plates: Nanotechnology in food & agriculture

This report finds that untested nanotechnology is being used in more than 100 food products, food packaging and contact materials currently on the shelf, without warning or FDA testing.

Nanotechnology & sunscreens: A consumer guide for avoiding nanosunscreens

Many sunscreen manufacturers are now including potentially dangerous manufactured nanoparticles in their sun care products. This underscores the need for labeling requirements and regulation.

Nanomaterials, sunscreens and cosmetics: Small ingredients, big risks

Corporations around the world are rapidly introducing thousands of tons of nanomaterials into the environment and onto the faces and hands of millions of people, despite the growing body of evidence indicating that nanomaterials can be toxic to humans and