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News & Alerts

European Nanotechnology receives a public 'Thumbs-Up'
The European Commission has published the result of its Public Online Consultation Towards a Strategic Nanotechnology Action Plan (SNAP 2010-2015). The report summarises the detailed contributions given by 716 respondents of various backgrounds to the online questionnaire that was largely limited to multiple-choice answers
US Office of Pesticide Programs announces new Policy and Interpretation of Regulation and for Nanomaterials
On the 29 and 30 April 2010, the Pesticides Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discussed the use of nanomaterials by the pesticides industry, as well as the related policy considerations
European Parliament drafts ‘Nanomaterials’ into Biocide Recast
The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament has written its Draft Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, suggesting several amendments that specifcally mention ‘nanomaterials’
‘Nanotechnology Safety Act of 2010’ introduced into US Senate
US Senators Mark Pryor and Benjamin Cardin have introduced the Nanotechnology Safety Act of 2010: ‘A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a nanotechnology program’ into the US Senate