Consumers use various products that are (according to the label) produced using nanotechnology or contain nanomaterials. Sometimes this is indeed the case, but nano can also be used as a marketing instrument without proof of the use of nano.
Role of RIVM
RIVM has a signalling function for new developments in nanotechnology for a large audience and cooperates with many other organisations. (see also nanotechnology in consumer products ). ConsExpo nano is a tool by RIVM for the assessment of potential consumer exposure to nanomaterials in consumer spray products.