Volume 89 Issue 50 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 12, 2011

EPA Approves Nanosilver Pesticide

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: nanosilver, nanotechnology, pesticide, antimicrobial

EPA has approved the use of HeiQ AGS-20, a nanosilver-based antimicrobial product that will be incorporated into textiles such as those used in socks, sportswear, undergarments, linens, tarps, and awnings. AGS-20, produced by the Switzerland-based company HeiQ Materials, is the first product that contains nanosilver as an active ingredient to be approved by EPA as an antimicrobial under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act. Several products . . .

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