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  • Imminent Events of Note in Nanotechnology, Biobased Chemicals, California Safer Consumer Products, and Chemical Regulation Globally

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors, presenters, and/or exhibitors at a select number of special events this Fall that will present focused education and guidance on key issues: WEBINAR -- ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ELI publishes nanotechnology deskbook

    We are pleased to announce that the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has published the Nanotechnology Deskbook, which Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored. ELI provides the following description of the Deskbook: Nanotechnology promises to have far reaching impacts on the economy, including offering technological advances in pollution control. While over 200 products that use nanomaterials are already in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnology: How Green Can It Be?

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The ability to use nanotechnology to reduce pollution, conserve resources and build a 'clean' economy now exists, finds a new report 'Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think.' But environmentalists are at odds about how green nanotechnology can be. Not all nanoparticles are harmful to human health and the environment, but some are. Nanotech critics fear ...

  • Nanotechnologies` economic and environmental potential in the EU through safe products

    Nanotechnologies have enormous potential benefits for manufacturers, consumers, employees, patients and the environment. They will bring more energy and resource efficient processes, improve computer memories and processors and could usher in a new age of customized pharmaceuticals and medical procedures. While current EU legislation covers in principle the challenges for health, safety and ...

  • ReportsnReports - Green Consumers in Europe

    Green Consumers in Europe  Introduction Establishing real levels of consumer concern regarding environmental issues is needed to provide a base for advancing product development and marketing plans for environmentally friendly products and services. This Green Consumer Series provides ...


  • ReportsnReports - Green Consumers in BRIC

    Green Consumers in BRIC  Report Summary Companies across multiple industries are developing products and services to harness the opportunities arising from environmentally conscious consumers. Targeting and reaching those customers requires sophisticated intelligence which relates to ...


  • EPA and Consumer Product Safety Commission Collaborate to Research Health Impacts of Nanomaterials

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are collaborating in a worldwide research effort to assess any potential impacts of nanomaterials on people’s health and the environment. Nanomaterials appear in many household products ranging from clothing to building materials. For example, one ongoing study evaluates the potential human ...

  • Don`t repeat the same mistakes with nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is the key technology of the 21st century, and in the not so distant future will influence every sphere of daily life. Whether in industry or medicine, new methods make possible the manufacture of new materials with new properties, which will help medical science fight disease. The technology is still in its early stages, and little is yet known of possible negative effects on the ...


  • California Releases Revised Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations for Comment

    On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) released revisions to its safer consumer product alternatives regulations for a 15-day comment period. The proposed regulations pertain to the identification and prioritization of chemicals of concern in consumer products, evaluation of their alternatives, and regulatory responses for selected alternatives. CDTSC ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California Releases Revised Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations for Comment

    On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) released revisions to its safer consumer product alternatives regulations for a 15-day comment period. The proposed regulations pertain to the identification and prioritization of chemicals of concern in consumer products, evaluation of their alternatives, and regulatory responses for selected alternatives. CDTSC ...


    By Acta Group

  • California releases revised safer consumer product alternatives regulations for comment

    On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) released revisions to its safer consumer product alternatives regulations for a 15-day comment period. The proposed regulations pertain to the identification and prioritization of chemicals of concern in consumer products, evaluation of their alternatives, and regulatory responses for selected alternatives. CDTSC ...


    By Acta Group

  • Silver Nanotechnology Working Group Welcomes New Members

    The Silver Nanotechnology Working Group (SNWG) was founded in 2009 as an industry-wide effort to advance the science and public understanding of the beneficial uses of silver nanoparticles in a wide-range of consumer and industrial products. It does this by fostering the collection of environmental, occupational and health, and consumer product data on silver nanotechnology. Since its ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Mexico Begins Public Consultation on Draft Nanotechnology Standards

    On May 3, 3016, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published a notice beginning a public consultation on two draft nanotechnology standards. Proposed standard PROY-NMX-R-80004-5-SCFI-2015 is identical to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Parliament backs NGOs calls for tighter controls on nanotechnology

    March saw the European Parliament's Environment Committee vote on controls of nanomaterials. The results supported almost all key issues raised by NGOs. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens, organizations, have been a prominant force behind the push for stricter controls. They were extremely pleased with the results of the vote. The ...

  • EC adopts 2007-2009 nanotechnology implementation report

    the European Commission (EC) adopted a Communication entitled Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An Action Plan for Europe 2005-2009. Second Implementation Report 2007-2009. The Communication outlines the key developments during 2007-2009 in each policy area of the Nanotechnology Action Plan 2005-2009, identifies current challenges, and draws conclusions relevant to the future European ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UK government call to help create a UK strategy for nanotechnologies

    Lord Drayson, Science and Innovation Minister and chair of the Ministerial Group on Nanotechnologies, is this week calling on industry and interested groups to get involved in shaping a UK strategy for nanotechnologies. Industry, academia and consumer groups were invited to use a new website to help develop the strategy, building on and consolidating the existing research and consultations that ...


  • ISO Publishes Guidance on Voluntary Labeling for Consumer Products Containing Manufactured Nano-Objects

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published Technical Specification (TS) 13830:2013, “Nanotechnologies -- Guidance on voluntary labelling for consumer products containing manufactured nano-objects.”  The purpose of the guidance “is to provide a framework to facilitate a harmonized approach for the voluntary provision of labelling for [consumer ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ASTM International Nanotechnology Committee Approves Airborne Nanoparticle Measurement Standard

    Nanomaterials are used in the manufacture of a wide range of products, encompassing medicine, textiles, automobile parts, personal care products, food packaging and sporting goods. During the manufacture and use of these products, there is a potential for nanomaterials to become airborne, resulting in inhalation exposure to workers and consumers. A new ASTM International standard provides clear ...


    By ASTM International

  • Effects of the infinitely small - Are the risks of nanotechnologies appropriatly assessed by current methods?

    Engineered particles of nanometre size can have unique properties and very different effects on health and the environment compared to the same material at larger sizes. New or modified methods are needed to better determine the properties of nanoparticles, measure exposure to them, assess their potential hazard, and detect their movement in the body and in the ...


    By GreenFacts

  • NIOSH Scientist Appointed Convener of International Nanotechnology Working Group

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced in its September 5, 2014, eNews that an international committee unanimously selected Dr. Vladimir Murashov, special assistant for nanotechnology to the NIOSH Director, “to lead an international working group on the health, safety, and environmental aspects of nanotechnologies.” NIOSH states that the working ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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