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UK Soil Association Bans Nanoparticles
Posted: January 16, 2008
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According to the US Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) (formerly the CTFA), the US Food and Drug Administration's assessment of the safety of nanotechnology in the product categories it regulates does not suggest an identifiable risk that is characteristic of nanotechnology.
According to a statement by John Bailey, excecutive vice president for science, PCPC, "The taskforce also stated its conclusion that products with nanotech do not need to be specially labeled because the current science does not support a finding that products with nanotechnology pose a greater safety concern than products without it."
The controversy continues. Are there even truly nano-sized particles in personal care products? One expert has noted that many formulas agglomerate and thus no longer contain actual nano-sized particles. But as most personal care formulators know, it is the perception of the consumer that matters most.