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News & Alerts

European Commission publishes 2nd Implementation Report on the European Action Plan 2005-2009
The EC has published the 2nd Implementation Report on the European Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An action plan for Europe 2005-2009; according to the introduction, the Communication ‘outlines the key developments during 2007-2009 in each policy area of the Action Plan, identifies current challenges, and draws conclusions relevant to the...
Review of ‘Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials’ released by European Commission
The EC has published its long-awaited Communication on Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials. The review covers nanomaterials currently in production and/or placed on the market and was conducted in order to support a claim in the previous EC Communication Nanosciences and nanotechnologies: an Action Plan for Europe 2005 – 2009
US Coalition of NGOs petition EPA to regulate Silver Nanoparticles
A coalition of consumer protection, health and environmental groups have filed a legal petition with the US EPA demanding the agency halt the sale of consumer products containing silver nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles are incorporated in an increasing number of consumer products due to their antimicrobial properties
Positive effect of Nanosilver might be overshadowed by environmental Concerns
Researchers from the University of Missouri have raised concerns about a potential increase of anti-microbial silver particles in waste water: ‘Because of the increasing use of silver nanoparticles in consumer products, the risk that this material will be released into sewage lines, wastewater treatment facilities, and, eventually, to rivers,...
Leeching Experiments prove variable Quality of anti-Odour Socks
Researchers form Arizona State University recommended better standards for products containing silver nanoparticles, since simple leeching experiments in distilled water had shown that some anti-odour socks allegedly impregnated with silver nanoparticles rapidly released their silver content, while others caused no release at all
NIA contributes to a Study of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
Today the NIA gave invited evidence to a study of the RCEP (Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution) during a seminar entitled Novel Materials and Applications: How do we manage the emergence of new technologies in democratic society?
NIA for Sustainability
What can nanotechnology industries do for your business’ quest for environmental sustainability? Find out in this month’s issue of Sustainable Solutions, a bi-monthly UK-based journal, launched in October 2006, which is a resource for all UK and European companies who wish to meet their corporate social responsibilities by moving towards...
NIA Members named Exemplary Climate-friendly Companies
UK-based independent ‘Climate-Change’-news provider ClimateChangeCorp.com today published a list of the Top 20 climate-friendly companies, large and small, honouring two corporate members of the NIA as environmental leaders: Unilever and Johnson Matthey