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Web Date: May 7, 2008

EPA Urged To Act On Nanosilver

Groups petition agency to regulate some nanotech-containing products as pesticides
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and several other nonprofit consumer, public health, and environmental groups filed a legal petition on May 1 demanding that EPA regulate nanosilver as a pesticide. The groups claim that more than 260 products containing nanosized silver particles are being illegally sold in the U.S.

Nanosilver is showing up in washing machines and other household appliances, clothing, cutlery, food containers, . . .

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