There is no data available on the environmental exposure to nanoclays.


There are studies demonstrating that components of nanoclays contained in food packaging may solve and subsequently accumulate in the packaged food [1,2]. Due to the resulting waste, release of nanoclays into the environment is also possible.


  1. Bumbudsanpharoke, N et al. (2015), J Food Sci, 80(5): R910-923.
  2. Echegoyen, Y et al. (2016), Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess, 33(3): 530-539.




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