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Sunlight, Nanoparticles Break Down Pollutants

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WEST BENGAL, India, Nov. 6, 2014 — A class of pollutants that negatively affect hormones can be broken down using nanoparticles and sunlight. Researchers from the Center for Advanced Materials at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science developed the method, which neutralizes bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors can mimic or block hormones, interfering with humans’ and animals’ reproductive organs and causing other health problems. The researchers used a reduced graphene oxide composite with silver nanoparticles (rGO-Ag), which can act as an efficient...Read full article

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