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PEN Consumer Products Inventory has substantive Deficiencies

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) Consumer Products Inventory (CPI) received heavy criticism by a team of researchers, who aimed to examine and validate the inventory by investigating four prominent categories of nanoparticles (carbon, gold, silver, and iron).

In an article, entitled Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies - Consumer Product Inventory Evaluated, published in the journal Nanotechnology Law & Business (Volume 7, Issues 2, 2010), the authors caution individuals and organizations citing the inventory to 'be wary of over-claiming the reliability and validity of the presence of nanotechnology in consumer products'.

The team of researchers concluded that 'the CPI has substantive deficiencies that call the validity of claims associated with the CPI into question'.


Follow these links to find out more about the PEN Consumer Products Inventory, or to read the full article in Nanotechnology Law & Business (full article available to their subscribers or for purchase only).

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