The information contained within this inventory is solely based on information that can be readily found on the internet: non-internet based sources have not been used. By taking this approach, all entries can be validated by anyone with internet access.
Products have been identified for inclusion in the inventory following systematic web-based searches. These have ranged from exploratory searches, through searches on specific categories of goods, to following up leads from multiple sources (including media articles). Information from relevant listservs and RSS feeds was also used.
All identified products have been tested against the selection procedures outlined above, before being listed in the inventory.
Listed products include information on the manufacturer, country of origin, product category, claims supporting the application of nanotechnology, and the date on which the entry was last updated. Hyperlinks are also provided to the manufacturer’s web site.
Some products may be marked “archive,” indicating that the availability of a product may no longer be ascertained. For these products we have attempted to locate a cached version of the product website using The Internet Archive.