Volume 90 Issue 6 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 6, 2012

Group Sues Over Nanosilver Approval

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: nanosilver, pesticide, antimicrobial, EPA, NRDC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has filed a lawsuit against EPA for approving the use of the nanosilver product AGS-20 in textiles such as those found in clothing and baby blankets. The environmental group asserts that EPA gave Switzerland-based HeiQ approval to market textiles containing AGS-20 without requiring the company to provide complete safety data. EPA granted the approval last December, under the . . .

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