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Web Date: May 18, 2006

Groups Petition FDA On Nanomaterials

Agency is asked to devise improved product testing or face lawsuit
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Environmental SCENE

A coalition of eight consumer and environmental organizations has petitioned the Food & Drug Administration to address what they call the human health and environmental risks of untested and unlabeled nanomaterials in consumer products.

Led by the Washington, D.C.-based International Center for Technology Assessment, the groups are concerned that FDA has taken no steps to develop health and safety tests for products containing nanomaterials despite the groups'assertion that these materials have "fundamentally different . . .

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