Recent in Nanotechnology (page 2 of 3)

FDA Releases Draft Guidance Toward Nanotech Regulation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft guidance outlining its view on how to identify whether regulated products contain nanomaterials or apply such technologies.

EC Establishes Nanomaterials Repository

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has established a repository of 25 different reference nanomaterials, including titanium dioxide, to support safety assessments and ensure consumer protection and confidence in various applications and products.

EPA Announces Public Comment Period for Nano TiO2 in Sunscreen

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened the investigation of nanoscale titanium dioxide in water treatment and topical sunscreen with a draft document and a call for public comment.

'Nessie' and The Precautionary Principle

Academia continues to conduct experiments demonstrating that nanoparticles do not penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin but skeptics and activist groups do not accept this evidence.

FDA and Academia: Institutions to Collaborate Under Nanotech Initiative

Over-arching goals have spurred a collaboration to develop safe and effective nano-engineered products. While these efforts concentrate on medical use, implications for personal care are on the horizon.

Nanomaterials in Personal Care: Opportunities and Safety Considerations

So what exactly is nanotechnology and what are its applications in cosmetics and personal care? Nanotechnology is one of those terms that most think they understand—in the scientific community, at least—but for which most would struggle to provide a precise definition.

Australia, New Zealand Take Step Toward Regulating Nanotechnology

Australia and New Zealand have taken a first step toward regulating nanotechnology, specifically with a call for food companies to disclose any products that contain particles invisible to the naked eye.

Personal Care Products Council on Nanotech, Sustainability

The Personal Care Products Council has presented the results of its Nanotechnology and Cosmetic Products survey to the FDA, as well as announced the development of its sustainability survey.

Infinitely Big Expectations from Infinitely Small Particles

The personal care industry still needs to work to fully identify and exploit the opportunities of nanotechnology in cosmetics.

UK Soil Association Bans Nanoparticles

The Soil Association announced it has has banned the use of manmade nanomaterials from all of its certified organic products and is reportedly the first organization to do so.

Environmental Group Questions Nano Sunscreens

Friends of the Earth, a US network of environmental groups, has questioned the safety of nanoparticles in sunscreens. The group will hold a telephone news conference where it will discuss its findings.

FDA Releases Nanotech Report

The International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) has reported that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be releasing an internal task force report and recommendations on nanotechnology oversight by the end of this month.

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