Volume 90 Issue 29 | p. 36 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 16, 2012

EPA Reviewing Nanosilver Pesticides

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: nanosilver, nanotechnology, pesticides, EPA

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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