EPA Launches Nanoscale Safety Data Program

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took its first steps in filling information gaps about nanotechnology on Monday, publishing in the Federal Register its plan for a Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program. But critics called the voluntary program too little, too late.

Nanotechnology has raised alarms among some consumer groups and activists, who argue that not enough is known about the technology to adequately evaluate the potential health risks.

The NMSP under the Toxic Substances Control Act offers industry, non-governmental organizations and other groups a way to voluntarily...
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