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Web Date: March 25, 2015

EPA To Regulate Nanosilver Pesticides, Seek Safety Data On Nanoscale Chemicals

Agency sets new policies for nanomaterials
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Nanomaterials, pesticides, nanosilver, TSCA, safety data

The Environmental Protection Agency on March 25 unveiled two precedent-setting regulatory moves on nanomaterials.

First, the agency will require registration under the federal pesticides law of products containing nanoscale silver that are designed to control microbes. EPA will not, however, classify all nanosilver products as pesticides, the agency says in a response to a 2008 petition from activist groups that are seeking stronger regulation of nanomaterials. The agency indicated it would not immediately act against . . .

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