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Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 124 (Friday, June 27, 2014)

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Draft Guidance on Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals

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What mode of action do Nanomaterials have in Liver and Intestine? - BfR

What mode of action do nanomaterials ingested via food have in liver and intestine? Which factors determine their toxicity? Due to the large number of different nanomaterials, it is hardly possible
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New JRC report discusses labelling and reporting schemes for nanomaterials in consumer products in the EU — Institute for Health and Consumer Protection – (JRC-IHCP), European Commission

New JRC report discusses labelling and reporting schemes for nanomaterials in consumer products in the EU — Institute for Health and Consumer Protection – (JRC-IHCP), European Commission | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
JRC experts provide an overview on how EU legislation addresses nanomaterials, and recapitulate issues relevant for the on-going discussion on transparency and requests for more information regarding the use of nanomaterials in consumer products
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Expanding the power of RNA interference

Expanding the power of RNA interference | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
RNA carried by new nanoparticles can silence genes in many organs, could be deployed to treat cancer.
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Stronger than chlorine: Tiny nanoparticles tackle big water problems | Waterloo Stories

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03/31/2014: EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from an Illegal Nano Silver Pesticide in Food Containers; Cites NJ Company for Selling Food Containers with an Unregistered Pesticide Warns Large Reta...

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You may want to think twice about making a pesticidal nanosilver claim on your product if it is not registered with EPA.

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CNBSS | Centre for NanoBioSafety and Sustainability

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) have rejected on Wednesday (12 February) a proposed regulation which included a definition of "engineered nanomaterials" in food.

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Federal Register | Issuance of Final Guidance Publication

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the availability of the following publication: ``Protecting the Nanotechnology Workforce: NIOSH Nanotechnology...
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Optical techniques for accurately determining the toxicity of nanomaterials

Optical techniques for accurately determining the toxicity of nanomaterials | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
Optical techniques for accurately determining the toxicity of nanomaterials
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CNBSS | Centre for NanoBioSafety and Sustainability

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) published a voluntary guidance document on measuring airborne carbon nanotubes (CNT) in workplaces. The Technology Research Association for Single Wall CNTs (TASC), a consortium of nine companies and AIST, prepared the guidance, which is intended to provide a means of CNT safety management.

 

With the aim of safety management of CNTs, a major concern is a comparison with the OEL in most cases; therefore, quantification/comparison of OEL (by off-line accurate quantitative analysis) and daily monitoring (less accurate) can be considered important. An appropriate combination of an accurate detailed method and a simple real-time method is a reasonable way for continued management of CNT exposure.

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A luddite link to nano-terrorists

A luddite link to nano-terrorists | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
Michele Catanzaro: Nanotechnology has incited the wrath of a sect of anarchists who see nature as the supreme good
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Toxic nanoparticles might be entering human food supply

Toxic nanoparticles might be entering human food supply | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
Farmers have used silver nanoparticles as a pesticide because of their capability to suppress the growth of harmful organisms. However, a growing concern is that these particles could pose a potential health risk to humans and the environment.
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Beware the claim that farmers use silver NPs.  They are not approved for such use in the US and the marketing folks at the university where this work was done should be clued in.

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Towards reference materials for nanoparticles in food - JRC Hub - European Commission

Towards reference materials for nanoparticles in food - JRC Hub - European Commission | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
A first step towards certified reference materials for the detection and size determination of silica nanoparticles in a food matrix was taken by JRC
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New EU Safety at Work Strategy to address Nanomaterials | NIA News

New EU Safety at Work Strategy to address Nanomaterials | NIA News | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
The EC has presented a Communication on an EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020. The framework ‘identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work, presents key actions and identifies instruments to address these’
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Highlighting the toxicity of certain nanomaterials, ANSES is calling for a stronger regulatory framework | ANSES - Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du...

Highlighting the toxicity of certain nanomaterials, ANSES is calling for a stronger regulatory framework | ANSES - Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du... | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
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ISO publishes guidance on voluntary labelling for consumer products containing nanomaterials

ISO publishes guidance on voluntary labelling for consumer products containing nanomaterials | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
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Nanofoods: MEPs object to new labelling rules

Nanofoods: MEPs object to new labelling rules | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
All the latest news from the Press Service of the European Parliament: votes, resolutions, debates, parliamentary committees and the plenary.
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The JRC Web Platform on Nanomaterials — Institute for Health and Consumer Protection – (JRC-IHCP), European Commission

The JRC Web Platform on Nanomaterials — Institute for Health and Consumer Protection – (JRC-IHCP), European Commission | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
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This looks enormously useful as a central info resource!

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Federal Office of Public Health - Precautionary matrix for synthetic nanomaterials

Federal Office of Public Health - Precautionary matrix for synthetic nanomaterials | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
The precautionary matrix for synthetic nanomaterials is geared toward industry and trade. It was first published in 2008. A precautionary matrix is a method for assessing the nano-specific health and environmental risks of nanoproducts.
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"Thus, potentially risky applications can be identified and precautionary measures initiated to protect people’s health and the environment. The matrix helps ensure safety in connection with the development of new products. It allows a preliminary risk assessment based on the current state of knowledge and indicates when further clarification is needed.

 

The precautionary matrix is upgraded in close cooperation with industry, science and trade as well as consumer and environmental organisations."

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Iran's 2nd Proposed International Standard on Nanotechnology Approved

Iran's 2nd Proposed International Standard on Nanotechnology Approved | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
Iran's 2nd Proposed International Standard on Nanotechnology Approved
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NRDC v EPA 9th Circuit Court Opinion on Nanosilver

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Here's the bullet: "The panel vacated the EPA’s decision insofar as
it concluded that there was no risk concern requiring
mitigation for short- and intermediate-term aggregate oral

and dermal exposure to textiles that are surface-coated with
AGS-20."  So, court disagrees that EPA followed its own rules in determining safety from short- and intermediate-term exposures.  Time for some risk assessment hand-waving.

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Spray-on solar cells? New nanoparticles make solar cells cheaper to manufacture

Spray-on solar cells? New nanoparticles make solar cells cheaper to manufacture | NanoRegulation | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that abundant materials in the Earth's crust can be used to make inexpensive and easily manufactured nanoparticle-based solar cells.
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YES YES YES!

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