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...