EPA's Heightened Regulation Of Nanomaterial

Law360, New York (January 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Within the last two months, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued three notices potentially affecting manufacturers of nanomaterials. Based on these notices, it is increasingly evident that the EPA intends to take an increasingly active role in the regulation of nanomaterials.

Nanomaterials are defined as materials made with nanoparticles having a length of approximately one to one hundred nanometers in any dimension.[1]

EPA’s recent actions directly affect those manufacturing carbon nanotubes; those manufacturing nanomaterials that are not already listed on the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control...
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