Bill Aims To Require FDA To Assess Nanotech Risk

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 4:28 PM EST) -- Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., have introduced legislation to establish a program within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assess the health and safety effects of nanomaterials used in consumer products.

The Nanotechnology Safety Act of 2010, introduced Thursday, would give the FDA $25 million a year from 2011 through 2015 to assess the impacts of the technology and develop best practices for companies using it.

“Nanotechnology is one of the most important and enabling technologies being developed right now, and...
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