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Nanosilver

A Not-So-Silver Lining: The Ninth Circuit Vacates EPA’s Conditional Approval of a Nanosilver Pesticide Used in Manufacturing...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Do you manufacture, distribute or sell products such as trash cans, cell phones, computers, furniture, watch bands, uniforms, sportswear, or office supplies that have labels claiming that the products are “antimicrobial” or...more

Appellate Court Vacates Conditional Nanosilver Registration

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit responded to two petitions for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) conditional registration of a nanosilver pesticide product and vacated...more

OECD Publishes a Number of New Reports in Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, Including Nanosilver Case Study and...

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In November 2016, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published the following new reports in its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: - Toxicokinetics of Manufactured...more

SNWG Submits Comments on NIOSH Draft CIB on Silver Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 18, 2016, the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group (SNWG) submitted comments on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of...more

EPA Defends Conditional Nanosilver Registration

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On March 8, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed its brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit responding to two petitions for review of its conditional registration of a nanosilver...more

NIOSH Extends Comment Period on Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 10, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice extending the comment period on the draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of...more

NGOs Challenge Nanosilva’s Conditional Registration

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On July 27, 2015, two petitions for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) second conditional registration of a nanosilver pesticide product were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, June 2015

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EPA Denies Petition To Ban Triclosan: On May 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition submitted in January 2010 by Food & Water Watch and Beyond Pesticides seeking to ban triclosan, an...more

EPA Conditionally Registers Nanosilver Pesticide Product

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it issued a conditional registration for a nanosilver-containing antimicrobial pesticide product named “NSPW-L30SS,” or “Nanosilva.” This is the...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments April 2015

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EAB Reverses Epic Penalty In Elementis Case, But Affirms EPA's "Continuing" TSCA Section 8(e) Interpretation: On March 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) reversed the...more

EC Calls for Data on Colloidal Silver (Nano) in Cosmetic Products

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On March 24, 2015, the European Commission (EC) announced a call for data on the ingredient “colloidal silver (nano).” According to the EC, it has received notification of several cosmetics products containing the ingredient...more

EPA Issues Response to ICTA Petition Regarding Nanosilver

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

Almost seven years ago, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) filed a petition for rulemaking requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate products containing nanosilver as...more

French Agency Publishes Opinion on Silver Nanoparticles

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) published on March 10, 2015, an Opinion concerning exposure to silver nanoparticles that “stresses the research that has been carried out to...more

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...more

EC Committee Publishes Final Opinion on Nanosilver

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On June 13, 2014, the European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published its final opinion on “Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in...more

EPA Stops Sale of Unregistered Food Containers Containing Nanosilver

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On March 31, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it issued an order to Pathway Investment Corp. of Englewood, New Jersey to stop the sale of plastic food storage containers that have not been...more

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