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Legal Actions

Nanotechnology

SUSTAINED PRESSURE BY NON-PROFITS FORCES CHANGE IN FDA NANOTECH POLICY
May 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today several leading non-profits working on nanotechnology oversight—Center for Food Safety (CFS), Friends of the Earth (FoE), Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)and the International Center for Technology Assessment—issued a statement responding to recent steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that represent marginal progress toward regulation of products made with this new technology.

April 23, 2012
Consumer Safety Groups File First Lawsuit on Risks of Nanotechnology
December 21, 2011
San Francisco, CA – Concerned by the growing body of scientific reports cautioning against the unregulated use of nanotechnology in consumer products, a coalition of nonprofit consumer safety and environmental groups sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. The case is the first lawsuit over the health and
environmental risks of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Groups Demand EPA Stop Sale of 200+ Potentially Dangerous Nano-Silver Products

May 1, 2008

Nanotech Watchdog Launches First-Ever Legal Challenge To EPA Over Unregulated Nanotech Pesticide Pollution

The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and a coalition of consumer, health, and environmental groups today filed a legal petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demanding the agency use its pesticide regulation authority to stop the sale of numerous consumer products now using nanosized versions of silver. The legal action is the first challenge to EPA’s failure to regulate nanomaterials.

 

 

CTA Petitions on FDA’s Failure to Regulate Health Threats from Nanomaterials
May 16, 2006

The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and a coalition of consumer, health, and environmental groups file a formal legal petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the agency to address the human health and environmental risks of untested and unlabeled nanomaterials in consumer products (including sunscreens). The petition is the first legal action on the potential human health and environmental risks of nanotechnology filed in the United States.

 

Summary of CTA Legal Petition Challenging FDA’s Failure to Regulate Nanotechnology
May 16, 2006

The executive summary of the International Center for Technology Assessment’s (CTA) legal petition requesting the FDA to issue specific regulations for nanotechnology and to properly regulate the use of nanoparticles in sunscreens.