Volume 93 Issue 31 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 3, 2015

EPA Sued Over Approval Of Nanosilver Pesticide

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

A coalition of environmental and public health groups filed a lawsuit against EPA last week, claiming that the agency failed to assess the risks to humans and the environment when it approved a nanosilver-based pesticide called NSPW-L30SS, or Nanosilva, for use in textiles and plastics. “Novel nanomaterials like this need comprehensive and rigorous analysis. Instead EPA has allowed this product on the market while acknowledging it is . . .

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