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Here's a good reality check for how consumers perceive your nanotech research: this article from AlterNet looks at whether the benefits of nanotechnology make up for the risks. Even though nanoparticles are continuously popping up in more and more consumer goods -- they're found in everything from sunscreens and cosmetics to air fresheners and shoe liners, the article writes -- reports have linked them to toxicity in both humans and fish.

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