Video: Rogue nanoparticles in the environment

 
 

Though you can't see them, you probably touch, wear, and even eat nanoparticles every day. Because of the many ways we use nanoparticles, they enter the environment and are a new type of contaminant. In this video, I explain how these nanoparticles might be harming important (and good) bacteria in the environment.

This video was a project for Ready Set Go, a science communication program at Northwestern University. Check out other videos here: http://rsg.northwestern.edu/su2016.html