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Environmental Working Group comments to Food and Drug Administration: a survey of ingredients in 25,000 personal care products reveals widespread use of nano-scale materials, not assessed for safety in everyday products


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TitleEnvironmental Working Group comments to Food and Drug Administration: a survey of ingredients in 25,000 personal care products reveals widespread use of nano-scale materials, not assessed for safety in everyday products
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2006
Corporate AuthorsEnvironmental Working Group
Date PublishedOctober 10, 2006
PublisherEnvironmental Working Group
Place PublishedWashington D.C.
Type of MediumWeb page
Publication Languageeng
Other NumbersDocket number: 2006N-0107
Abstract

Comments submitted to the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration by the Environmental Working Group during a public meeting on FDA regulated products containing nanotechnology materials. The group completed a survey of 25,000 personal care products and found that there was a widespread use of nano-scale ingredients even though exposures and potential risks are poorly known. The EWG recommends the FDA request safety studies of these products from the industry, and enforce requirements for warning labels stating "the safety of this product has not been determined" if such studies are not produced.

URLhttp://www.ewg.org/node/21738