Websites (Dayna)

http://www.foresight.org/nanodot/?p=2737
*introduced me to how nano-silver is being used in hospitals and alerted me to the fact that consumers are more worried about products that they are interacting with on a daily basis versus an institution using the nano material in a hospital.

http://www.naturalnews.com/023496.html (also the same article found for the legal action taken by the EPA, this is merely a different website)
*this was the first article I read that informed me on the regulation concerns of nano-silver.
*I later on appreciated this information more when Pure Plushy announced its removal of nano-silver from their products.
*How regulation and company fear of negative publicity are intertwined is amazing

http://www.ewg.org/ (Environmental Working Group— Public Health Website)
*this site was nice because it kept me updated on the latest concerns surrounding the environment and they also talked about nano-silver being washed out of socks and into the wastewater and how the effects of nanoparticles in the environment is unknown

http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1 (Skin Deep—that website Julie discussed with us)
*I didn't really use this website for my research, but I feel that this site should be well known to consumers)

PRODUCTS

Stuffed Animals

*http://www.nanocafes.org/node/669 (NOW MY PRODUCT SAYS IT HAS STOPPED USING SILVER!!!!!)**
*this site was a huge breakthrough in my research when Roy Sharda (co-owner of Pure Plushy) said that nano-silver is going to be taken out of all products until further research is performed.

http://community.safenano.org/tags/Nano+Silver/default.aspx

Andrew Maynard (Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center) was a great source for finding my biases against using nanotechnology and the risks involved in this new technology

http://www.pureplushy.com/ (The main company for this stuffed animal) CURRENT WEBSITE

* THE PRIMARY COMPANY PRODUCING THESE STUFFED ANIMALS DON'T EVEN LABEL IN THEIR DESCRIPTION THAT THEY ARE USING NANOTECHNOLOGY

http://web.archive.org/web/20070127000119/http://www.pureplushy.com/index.html (WEBSITE THE COMPANY DITCHED BECAUSE IT SAID TOO MUCH ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY!!!!!)

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=2847139&cp=2664149.2664149&parentPage=family

*doesn't mention that it is a product of nanotechnology, but does capitalize on the benefits of the anti-microbial properties of nanosilver

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/602-9680358-6015816?asin=B000M7RKRM&afid=yahoossplp&lnm=B000M7RKRM|Benny_the_Bear_Memory_Foam_Plush_Bear&ref=tgt_adv_XSMG1060

*same bear, but this one does mention the use of nanotechnology as a main selling point. Both are same price, but Toys R Us marked it down five dollars as opposed to Target's website.

http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/consumer/browse/products/benny_bear_plush_toy/ (Where I originally got the idea)

*BENNY THE BEAR as a children's product capitalizing on the fact that it's the first antimicrobial teddy bear.

http://www.shop.com/+-a-benny+the+bear+plush+toy-p66829030-g3-k36-st.shtml

* same bear name, but charging more and marking it down to $35. Also selling point saying that this stuffed animal was on a TV show.

http://community.safenano.org/blogs/andrew_maynard/archive/2007/12/15/benny-the-bear-and-the-case-of-the-disappearing-nanoparticles.aspx

*exactly the questions I had reading through the Pure Plushy website. A critical analysis with a clear bias against this corporate company

Nanotechnology Overview

*the sites below was my general overview of nano-silver. I was looking more for how the material works and what makes it unique, but I had a difficult time finding detailed information about nano-silver beyond claims like the nano-silver destroys cell membranes. I would have preferred to find a bit more scientific explanation for why nano-silver can behave so differently from its bulk form

http://www.nanoethics.org/

http://www.nanobiosilver.com/applications.html

http://icon.rice.edu/http://nanosilver.wikidot.com/websites-dayna

http://www.smalltimes.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?ARTICLE_ID=270588&p=109

http://www.fda.gov/nanotechnology/meetings/kimbrell_files/800x600/index.html (FDA Facts and Regulations)

*sounds to me like the FDA is ignoring the true impact of what it means to be a product of nanotechnology by saying that the bulk material is no different than its nano sized material.

http://www.safenano.org/Links.aspx#basic

http://www.icta.org/nanoaction/doc/CTA%20Petition%20Appendix%20A_nano-silver_product_inventory.pdf (comparison of how companies market their product)

http://www.nanocafes.org/latest_nanonews (latest news on what's happening with nanotechnology)

http://www.nano-silver.com/ (good visuals)

NANO SILVER MANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCERS

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/Nano_Silver.html (GOOD STARTING POINT)
*this site also proved to be a fruitful endeavor and allowed me to compose a hypothetical value chain for Pure Plushy. To my surprise, by process of elimination of 600 products I found a Chinese company that most likely is responsible for manufacturing the product for the US company Pure Plushy

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/50507974/Nano_Silver_Foam_Pillow.html

*same combination as stuffed animals with the memory foam infused with silver threads, good stepping stone for value chain

http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.htm?programID=08-P13-00026 ("silver on steroids")

http://www.nanoine.com/nano/e_nano01.php

http://www.1stworldtradeportal.com/default.cgi/action/viewcompanies/companyid/6135/ (main polyurethane exporter and manufacturer)

Value Chain

Inputs

http://www.plushtoys4you.com/ (Some of the Steps to making a Plush Toy)

http://www.foamdistributing.com/products/products.html (memory foam)

http://wholesale.manufacturer.com/trade/i9053981-Textile+nano+silver+antimicrobial+finishing+agent.html

*Textile nano silver antimicrobial finishing agent

http://www.hznano.com/en/ (Chinese Manufacturer)

http://www.kuntex.com/pro-en.htm (nanofiber)

Toxicity

http://www.nanolawreport.com/2008/07/articles/nanosilver-ehs-backgrounder/

Other

http://shida.en.ietrade.com.cn/product_view/50802886/memory%20foam%20bear.html

*other memory foam bear

http://www.chinapages.com/sampleroom/onesample/51717336/Memory%20Foam%20Bear%20Toy.html

http://www.tradeatchina.com/company/orient10/index.html

http://www.sidanb.com/factory.asp

http://www.sidanb.com/products_show.asp?id=173

http://shida.en.ietrade.com.cn/

http://www.asianproducts.com/supplier_8/Ningbo-Shida-Industry_A10818654663048.htm

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/202585782/neck_pillow.html

http://www.tradeatchina.com/company/orient10/9/product.html (THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR!!)

http://www.tradeatchina.com/company/orient10/15/product.html

http://web.ebscohost.com.proxy.library.ucsb.edu:2048/ehost/pdf?vid=14&hid=6&sid=e6c11eaa-831e-480a-9195-939fae4d6d6c%40sessionmgr2#db=a9h&AN=6900236 (with only link)

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