Some of the 600 and counting nanotechnology-based consumer products:

Benny the Bear plush toy: Silver nanoparticles fight bacteria, molds and mites.

Behr Premium Plus Kitchen & Bath paint: Nano-sized additives for resistance to water, mildew, stains and grease.

Samsung washing machine: Nano silver in the tub sterilizes clothing.

Shirts, pants, ties with Nano-Tex at Eddie Bauer, Dockers, L.L. Bean, Gap, Old Navy and Nike, Champion, Perry Ellis labels.

Turtlewax car wax: Nanotechnology formula provides sunscreen for car's finish.

DeWalt cordless power tools: Phosphate nanocrystals in batteries.

Germ Guardian humidifier: Nanotechnology keeps mold and bacteria out of tank.

Remington CleanXchange electric shaver: Nanosilver-coated foils reduce redness, irritation.

Stealth and Nitro hockey sticks: Nanotechnology provides more impact resistance.

Elixir guitar strings: Nanoweb and Polyweb coating makes strings last longer and squeak less.

LG refrigerator: Silver nanoparticles coating interior prevent outside bacteria from entering.

Destiny nFusion hearing aid by Starkey Inc.: Nanoscience that activates features automatically.

Epic golf shafts: Nano crystals produce a light but strong shaft for golf clubs.

Source: Project on Emerging Technologies, a partnership between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts, in Washington, D.C., and