Everyday you use or come in contact with a number of chemical substances. They are: components of auto products; used in the home (maintenance and office), in personal care, in arts and crafts, in pet care, and in landscaping (for example, pesticides). You may not have much information about these products, or their ingredients, manufacturers, and health effects.
Now, there are some chemical substances that are finding new uses due to their size. Nanotechnology research and innovation has produced—and is producing—substances that derive their properties, in part, from their nanoscale size.
The Project on Emerging Technologies has developed an Inventory of Nanotechnology-based Consumer Products.