Narrow Critique Does Not Alter EPA Nano Risk Assessment

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 7:11 PM EST) -- When the Natural Resources Defense Council sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency immediately after the EPA conditionally registered HeiQ AGS-20 and AGS-20 U nanosilver pesticide products, the nano community collectively held its breath. On Nov. 7, 2013, that same community let out a collective sigh of relief as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit largely upheld the EPA’s approach under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act in registering the first recognized nanopesticide.

The court vacated the EPA’s decision on an extraordinarily narrow...
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