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Nanosilver: Do We Know the Risks?

Authors: Halperin, Alex
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: New Haven Independent
Abstract: Article discusses how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking into its regulatory procedures for nanosilver and at the need for strengthening oversight of these materials and their use in products and manufacturing proce...
Year: 2010
URL: http://newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/regulating_nanosilver_a_very_small_puzzle/id_24412

Biblio - csep - 04/13/2010 - 11:14

Beauty industry backs high risk small particles : Controversial nano-ingredients found in big name brands

Authors: Friends of the Earth, Australia
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: In this briefing paper, the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth Australia commissioned testing to be done by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility on ten major brands of cosmetics to see if and if so wha...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.foe.org.au/nano-tech/publications/Background%20briefing%20nanoparticles%20in%20cosmetics%20November%20%20%20%20%20%202009.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/22/2010 - 14:42

The Consumer Prodcuts Safety Commission and Nanotechnology

Authors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies ; Felcher, Marla E.
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This report examines the history of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and examines if the agency is adequately prepared to deal with nanotechnology, which is currently found in more then six hundred different consu...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/publications/archive/pen14/

Biblio - csep - 04/27/2010 - 10:12

Preliminary Opinion on safety of nanomaterials in cosmetic products

Authors: European Commission Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General Scientific Committee on Consumer Products
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report from the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Products that provides a review of the applicability of currently available risk assessment methods to nanomaterials in cosmetic products, recommends a general a...
Year: 2007
URL: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/04_sccp/docs/sccp_o_099.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/29/2010 - 09:17

Regulation of nanotechnology in consumer products

Authors: Innovation Society ; Widmer, Markus ; Lemke, Mareike ; Meili, Christoph
Publication Type: Conference Proceedings
Secondary Title: Third International "Nano-Regulation" Conference (12-13 September 2007, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Abstract: Proceedings of a conference focusing on consumer products containing nanotechnologies, covering the known environmental and safety aspects of these products, regulatory approaches for oversight of these products, stakeholder perspec...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology/reports/reportpdf/report107.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/29/2010 - 09:46

Opinion on the Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products

Authors: European Commission, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General Scientific Committe on Consumer Products
Publication Type: Government Report
Abstract: Report from the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Products that provides a review of the applicability of currently available risk assessment methods to nanomaterials in cosmetic products, recommends a general a...
Year: 2007
URL: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/04_sccp/docs/sccp_o_123.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/06/2010 - 11:49

The war against germs has a silver lining : soap, socks, washers, expolit metal

Authors: Rundle, Ruth
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: Wall Street Journal
Abstract: Companies such as Samsung are using silver nanoparticles in washers to eliminate odor-causing bacteria. As more many other companies are using the bacteria-eliminating nanoparticle in consumer goods, some companies and NGO's are con...
Year: 2006
URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114955908525572199.html

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 09:51

The taste of tiny: Putting nanofoods on the menu

Authors: Davies, Emma
Publication Type: Magazine Article
Secondary Title: New Scientist
Abstract: This editorial discusses the ability of researchers to change the nanostructure of foods in order to enhance its nutritional content. But is the public ready to embrace nanofoods?...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627611.100-the-taste-of-tiny-putting-nanofoods-on-the-menu.html?

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 11:12

Leatherhead Food International and Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network Submission in response to the Call for Evidence: Nanotechnologies and Food From the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Council

Authors: Leatherhead Food International
Publication Type: Web Article
Abstract: This response to a call from the United Kingdom House of Lords for evidence on the use of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in the food sector by Leatherhead Foods International outlines the findings from a food focus group founded...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/science-technology/st145leatherheadfoodinternational.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/10/2010 - 09:35

Letter from Ian Illuminato, Friends of the Earth

Authors: Friends of the Earth ; Illuminato, Ian
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Abstract: This letter to the editor responds to the article Rhetorical Gamesmanship in the Nano Debates over Sunscreens and Nanoparticles written by David M. Berube in the January 2008 issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle research. The origin...
Year: 2008
DOI: 10.1007/s11051-008-9442-8

Biblio - csep - 06/10/2010 - 10:13

Mama, Dada, and nano ? Subparticles may be toxic for kids

Authors: Higgs, Steven
Publication Type: Magazine Article
Secondary Title: The Progressive
Abstract: The article looks at the use of nanomaterials in consumer products, and summarizes recent research that may point to a handful of these materials potentially having toxic effects for human cells. This risk may be especially great fo...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/news/archive/mama_dada_nano/

Biblio - csep - 06/10/2010 - 10:39

Manufactured nanomaterials and sunscreens : top reasons for precaution

Authors: International Center for Technology Assessment ; Friends of the Earth ; Friends of the Earth, Australia
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This report, put together by Friends of the Earth, the Consumers Union and the International Center for Technology Assessment seeks to compile the latest information about nanomaterials in sunscreens and their potential hazards. The...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.foe.org/sites/default/files/SunscreensReport.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/11/2010 - 10:04

Nanocosmetics: Buyer Beware

Authors: Mandavilli, Apoorva
Publication Type: Magazine Article
Secondary Title: Technology Review
Abstract: Article looking at the confusion many consumers experience when deciding to purchase cosmetics that include (or advertise that they include) nanomaterials. Nano-sized particles are not new in cosmetics, but some cosmetics companies ...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.technologyreview.com/Nanotech/18302/

Biblio - csep - 06/14/2010 - 11:32

Nanomaterials and regulation of cosmetics

Authors: Bowman, Diana M. ; van Calster, Geert ; Friedrichs, Steffi
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nature Nanotechnology
Abstract: The author comments on a piece of legislation passed in November 2009 by the European Parliament and the Council of Europe that recast around 55 directives relating to cosmetics into a single regulation. The legislation is the first...
Year: 2010
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.12

Biblio - csep - 06/16/2010 - 10:38

Nanomaterials, sunscreens, and cosmetics: Small ingredients, big risks

Authors: Friends of the Earth, United States ; Miller, Georgia ; Friends of the Earth, Australia
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report warning about the inclusion of nanoparticles into cosmetics and sunscreen products without proper safety testing of possible consumer, worker, and environmental health risks. Companies are rushing nanoparticles containing pro...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.foe.org/camps/comm/nanotech/nanocosmetics.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/17/2010 - 10:43

Nanoparticles in your sunscreen : too hot to handle ?

Authors: Feder, Barnaby
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: New York Times
Abstract: Article reports on the consumer report released by the environmental group Friends of the Earth, that explains the potential health risks of engineered nanomaterials for humans and lists brands of sunscreen that do, might have, or d...
Year: 2007
URL: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/14/nanoparticles-in-your-sunscreen-too-hot-to-handle/

Biblio - csep - 06/18/2010 - 10:23

Nanosilver disinfects - but at what price?

Authors: Raloff, Janet
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: Science News - Science & the Public Blog
Abstract: This blog entry discusses the use of silver nanoparticles in consumer and medical products, and outlines some recent studies on their benefits to human health, and also their potential toxicity to humans and the environment. Though ...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/38913/title/Nanosilver_Disinfects_%E2%80%94_But_at_What_Price%3F

Biblio - csep - 06/29/2010 - 13:17

Nanosilver fad poses 'serious risks to health'

Authors: Gray, Fiona
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: The Scotsman
Abstract: This article discusses the practice of online retailers selling drinks, tablets, and other products that contain silver nanoparticles, claiming that these products can improve health by killing off harmful bacteria. These products a...
Year: 2008
URL: http://news.scotsman.com/health/Nanosilver-fad-poses-39serious-.4722412.jp

Biblio - csep - 06/29/2010 - 13:20

Nanosilver in consumer products : No silver lining for fish

Authors: Shetler, Gordon
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: Environmental Health News
Abstract: Smaller than a virus and used in more than 200 consumer products, silver nanoparticles can kill and mutate fish embryos, new research shows. Tiny particles of silver – potent anti-microbial agents that can kill bacteria on contact –...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/nanosilver

Biblio - csep - 06/29/2010 - 14:18

Nanosilver and global public health: international regulatory issues

Authors: Faunce, Thomas ; Watal, Aparna
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nanomedicine
Abstract: In this article, the authors argue that although the use of nanosilver in consumer products has many therapeutic benefits, these products must be subject to precautionary regulation owing to associated public health and environmenta...
Year: 2010
DOI: 10.2217/nnm.10.33

Biblio - csep - 06/29/2010 - 14:46

The Invisible Revolution : Nanotech commercialization racing ahead of regulation

Authors: New Zealand Sustainability Council
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This report, issued by the Sustainability of New Zealand, raises concerns over the continued use of fullerenes and nano-silver particles in consumer products in New Zealand. They specifically discuss concerns about the continued ava...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.sustainabilitynz.org/docs/TheInvisibleRevolutionJune2010.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/29/2010 - 14:57

Nanosilber gehört nicht in Lebensmittel, Textilien und Kosmetika

Authors: Germany, Bundesinstitut fur Risikobewertung
Publication Type: Web Article
Abstract: The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has issued an advisory against using nanoscale silver ions in consumer products. The organization recommends refraining from using any nanoscale silver in consumer products until a de...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.bfr.bund.de/cd/50963
DOI:
http://www.bfr.bund.de/

Biblio - csep - 06/29/2010 - 15:18

Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies – Consumer Product Inventory Evaluated

Authors: Berube, David ; Searson, Eileen M. ; Morton, Timothy S. ; Cummings, Christopher L.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nanotechnology Law and Business
Abstract: This article discusses the Consumer Products Inventory that has been maintained by the Project on Emerging Technologies since 2005. The database has been cited by many scholarly and popular articles to establish a baseline on the pe...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.nanolabweb.com/index.cfm/action/main.default.viewArticle/articleID/330/CFID/4996510/CFTOKEN/43195139/index.html

Biblio - csep - 07/09/2010 - 10:27

Nanotechnology : untold promise, unknown risk

Publication Type: Magazine Article
Secondary Title: Consumer Reports
Abstract: Consumer Report article that takes a broad look at the potential benefits and risks of nanotechnology. Article reviews types of nanoparticles that have raised concerns in safety studies, the current status of protections and policie...
Year: 2007

Biblio - csep - 07/09/2010 - 13:12

Nanotechnology in Consumer Products

Authors: NanoForum.org ; Lenhert, Steve ; Hoffschulz, Holger ; Gleiche, Michael
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: More and more consumer products are branded with the buzzword "nano" or "nanotechnology". Are these products part of a new emerging technology or just evidence of a sophisticated advertisement strategy such as the German product Ma...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.nanoforum.org/dateien/temp/Nanotechnology%20in%20consumer%20products.pdf?26102006170439

Biblio - csep - 07/14/2010 - 09:55