nanotechnology consumer product Articles

  • The consumer product safety commission and nanotechnology

    During the fall of 2007, many Americans faced a hazard in their products that had been banned for 30 years—lead. As millions of children’s toys were recalled, it became clear that government oversight had failed, and that the agency primarily responsible for the oversight of these toys— the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—was stretched too thin from years of neglect, underfunding and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Wilson Center Announces Updated Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory

    On October 28, 2013, the Wilson Center announced that the updated Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory contains 1,628 consumer products that have been introduced to the market since 2005, which is a 24 percent increase since the last update in 2010. The Wilson Center states that the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • CPSC`s FY 2016 Budget Request Would Create Center for Consumer Product Applications and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request includes funding to establish a Center for Consumer Product Applications and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology (CPASION), which is intended “to develop robust methods in identifying ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnology, Boom or Bust

    A well-known consumer organization now believes that the government should provide more funds for risk research and regulation of nanotechnology, and should require manufacturers to report health problems linked with nano-ingredients. The explosion of nanotechnology-enabled products has caught the eye of the prominent Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, the widely read ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnology in the market: promises and realities

    Nanotechnology is one of the key research areas of the 21st century affecting several different disciplines and industries. Amongst leading scientists there is growing awareness about the tremendous impact this field will have on society and the economy. It is forecast to become possibly even more important than for example the invention of the steam engine or the discovery of penicillin. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Adequacy of FIFRA to Regulate Nanotechnology-Based Pesticides

    As applied to pesticides, the new and developing area of nanotechnology has the potential to bring real benefits, but also regulatory challenges. Reportedly, it has already begun changing the nature of some pesticides. There are consumer products on the market today using engineered nanoparticles of active ingredients such as silver to achieve antimicrobial effects, and many more are likely. Even ...

  • Opinion: Not such a small matter after all - Nanotechnology and the European Parliament

    By this time next year, the European Unions first provision on nano-Iabelling will be in force. From 11 July 2013, the new Regulation on cosmetic products1 will replace the old Cosmetics Directive,2 bringing with it the requirement that cosmetic products containing nanomaterials are labelled 'nano' before being placed on the EU market. Nanotechnology is an umbrella term used to describe the ...


  • FSANZ Publishes Reports on the Use of Nanotechnology in Food Additives and Packaging

    In June 2016, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the availability of two reports on the potential use of nanotechnologies in existing food additives and food packaging. FSANZ retained an expert toxicologist to review publicly ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Water governance challenges presented by nanotechnologies: tracking, identifying and quantifying nanomaterials (the ultimate disparate source) in our waterways

    Nanotechnologies are considered an enabling technology, as they enhance the functioning of a wide range of products and processes. They are increasingly appearing in consumer products, including sun creams, socks and outdoor paints, resulting in the potential for direct access of nanomaterials (NMs) into wastewater and the environment. As such, they could be considered as the ultimate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health

    Nanotechnology opens a universe of possibilities — but also creates a world of unknowns. In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing — whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention or high-performance materials — have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials. Working at the ...


    By Ensia

  • EEE country profiles: Understanding how electric and electronic products are regulated in specifc countries

    Product regulations affecting EEE products are proliferating all over the world.  Enhesa’s EEE Country Profiles provide a concise, comprehensive and analytical description of regulations related to EEE throughout the lifecycle of a product from product design to marketing to end  of life. The following  re examples from the recently updated EU EEE Country Profile and ...

  • PEN Updates

    On the 10th March 2011, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) announced that it had updated its nanotech consumer products inventory, and that it continues to grow to include over 1,300 manufacturer-identified, nanotechnology-enabled products that have entered the commercial marketplace around the world. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • PEN Updates

    On the 10th March 2011, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) announced that it had updated its nanotech consumer products inventory, and that it continues to grow to include over 1,300 manufacturer-identified, nanotechnology-enabled products that have entered the commercial marketplace around the world. ...


    By Acta Group

  • Regulation of Nanoscale Materials under the Toxic Substances Control Act

    Nanotechnology, loosely described as creating or using materials or processes at a scale of approximately one to one hundred nanometers (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 10-9 m) in at least one dimension, is a rapidly-growing technology being used in virtually all major industrial sectors, including electronics, medicine, coatings, consumer products, aerospace, and specialty materials. ...

  • EC invites scientists to apply for membership in SCCS and SCHEER

    The European Commission (EC) invites scientists to apply for membership in its non-food scientific committees, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER).  SCCS and SCHEER provide the EC with “high quality and independent ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Whats Cooking? From GM Food to Nanofood: Regulating Risk and Trade in Europe

    Abstract: Focusing on the interests of the end-consumer, and using the emergent 'nanofood' sector as the primary reference point, this paper provides a commentary on the efficacy of Community food safety law. Looking behind the public relations patter that peppers both industry and institutional commentaries, this investigation considers the particular challenges presented by food-related ...


  • What`s Cooking? From GM Food to Nanofood: Regulating Risk and Trade in Europe

    Abstract: Focusing on the interests of the end-consumer, and using the emergent 'nanofood' sector as the primary reference point, this paper provides a commentary on the efficacy of Community food safety law. Looking behind the public relations patter that peppers both industry and institutional commentaries, this investigation considers the particular challenges presented by food-related ...


  • Chemical pollutants in water emerge

    Recent advances in contaminant identification methodologies, sampling instrumentation, and analytical chemistry have caused an explosion of knowledge about the presence of previously undetected organic micropollutants. While it doesn"t follow that the mere presence of chemical contaminants results in harm, public health experts, regulators, and others aren"t sitting idly by. Given the necessity ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Small concerns: Nanoscale materials as CECs

    Products are being designed, tested and sold today tluit make use of nanoscale materials and nanoscale properties. The more commonly discussed applications include nanoscale electronics, more efficient water and wastewater membranes, and other materials with tailor-made physical properties (such as weight, strength, etc.) unavailable by their 'macro' counterparts. Due to the explosive growth of ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Hybrid materials of conducting polymers with natural fibres and silicates

    The preparation, characterisation and properties of new hybrid materials of the conducting polymers polypyrrole and polyaniline with cellulose substrates in the form of paper fibres, paper sheets and wood; merino wool fibres; and kaolinite particles are presented. The conducting polymers form as spheres of about 50-150 nm that are fused together as a continuous coating which fully encapsulates ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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