ICTA/CFS comments on the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA or the Act) Section 8(a) Proposed rule: Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements.
August 5th, 2015
The purpose of this letter is to provide comments on behalf of the International Center for Technology Assessment, the Center for Food Safety, the Center For Biological Diversity, and the Institute on Agriculture and Trade Policy in reference to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA or the Act) Section 8(a) Proposed rule: Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements.
Beware Santa: Those Cookies May Contain Nano-Silver
December 15, 2014
Nanotechnology and nanomaterials may be tiny, but they have huge consequences for our food: These novel materials are under-studied, little understood, and lurking in your market shelves.
Nanotechnology has the potential to be used in a broad array of products, including foods and cosmetics. Unbeknownst to us, it is already commonly used in many products that are part of our daily lives. However, those rushing to commercialize nanotechnologies have neglected to develop the legal, and regulatory oversight mechanisms needed to reduce the risks of these technologies. We at Center for Food Safety have identified more than 300 foods and food packaging materials that likely contain engineered nanomaterials, including a range of products from nano silver plastic containers to nano titanium dioxide coated baked goods. This explosion of nano-enabled food products has many implications for human health, the environment and the food system as we will discuss over the next few months.