Although nanotechnology is now creeping into many hair and skin
care products and improving their efficacy, a new report from
Which? finds that most people have no idea of what nanotechnology
is all about.
As more and more personal care products are made using
nanotechnology, a nationwide survey indicates that scientists are
more concerned than the public about its potential health and
Materials science company NaturalNano has announced that it has
signed a licensing agreement with the US Naval Research Laboratory
to develop a broad spectrum of controlled-release nanomaterials, a
number of which will touch on both...
As the number of cosmetic products using
nanotechnology multiply, leading scientists have
criticized government for failing to develop an adequate
strategy for managing the health and environmental risks posed by
Friends of the Earth has recently released a report on the presence
of nanotech particles in sunscreens, appealing to consumers to
lobby the industry and calling for a moratorium on products
A nanotechnology product inventory shows a rapidly growing cosmetic
products sector from a widening geographical base
- underlining the increasing need for nanotechnology
regulation on an international scale.
In order to further assess the safety of the nanotechnology in
cosmetic manufacturing, the EC has requested the Scientific
Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) to prepare a preliminary
opinion on the matter - concurrently launching...
The US-based Wilson Center has applauded the UK government's
Council for Science and Technology (CST) over its criticism on the
slow progress being made for focused research into the hazards
associated with nanotechnology.
An Australian lobby group has demanded more stringent regulations
of nanotechnology personal goverments following the publication of
an inventory of all products containing nanoparticles and currently
available in the country.
Successful research work carried out at the Michigan State
University into how nanoparticles can help prevent wrinkling and
buckling in polymer films, could also be applied to skin wrinkles,
scientists have revealed.
A survey conducted by UK and US universities finds that consumers
are dubious of many products that make use of nanotechnology, but
that ultimately, the greater the benefits the technology brings,
the more they are willing to turn...
Clear definitions, terms and standards as well as far more research
into the potential problems of nanotechnology is needed before the
science is used to a greater degree in products, according to a
consumer survey by Germany's...
The debate on nanotechnology continues to rage. For every expert
claiming that the nanotechnology application they have developed is
safe, there is one claiming that caution and further research have
to be undertaken. So who is right?
The need for tighter regulations on the use of nanotechnologies in
unregulated cosmetic and pharmaceuticals was again called into
question at a meeting called by the US Food and Drug Administration
A former FDA deputy commissioner for policy has denounced the
agency's capacity to properly regulate nanotechnology products
including supplements, a criticism that could inflame debate
leading up to the agency's first major...
The UK government launches a review of its nanotechnology policy,
part of a move to assess the implications of current developments
in the emerging science of tiny dimensions and its impact on the
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spearheading moves to
voluntarily regulate the introduction of nanoscale materials in a
variety of applications, including the cosmetics and toiletries
market, in a move that is expected...
Nanotechnology creates substances with new chemical properties that
we do not yet understand. A science with such huge potential
deserves closer attention to the possible risks, before it falls
the wrong side of belated discoveries...
Nanotechnology offers many potential benefits to the cosmetics
industry, but its development must be guided by appropriate safety
assessments and regulation to minimize possible risks to people and
the environment, according to a...