CPSC Not Up To Snuff On Nanotechnology: Report

Law360, New York (August 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With not enough funding, power or expertise, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ill-equipped to deal with the potential health hazards of nanomaterials and should lobby Congress for additional authority, a new report says.

In a 36-page report released Thursday, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies lampoons the commission's ability to deal with the use of nanotechnology in a growing number of consumer goods, comparing the potential health dangers to those posed by lead and phthalates.

“The agency lacks the budget, the statutory authority and the...
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