Issue Date: July 16, 2012
EPA Reviewing Nanosilver Pesticides
EPA wants to reclassify a handful of pesticides already on the market as containing nanosilver. Most of the manufacturers of these products registered them with EPA without disclosing that they contain nanosilver, even though they have silver particles with dimensions between 1 and 100 nm. To address the potential health and safety effects of silver in the products, the companies had submitted data for conventional silver or silver chloride. The agency . . .
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