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by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Mar 15, 2013 7:18 am
Early findings show tubes can “increase the risk of cancer in mice exposed to a known carcinogen.” Gwyneth K. Shaw reports.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Feb 6, 2013 10:16 am
Advocacy group finds titanium dioxide nanoparticles in snack food, presses for better info from manufacturers & government. Gwyneth K. Shaw reports.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Oct 18, 2012 7:00 pm
Different pH, different response in a study that could make understanding environmental impacts trickier. Gwyneth K. Shaw reports.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Oct 12, 2012 4:00 am
New study finds that hot-wire slicing of polystyrene foam frees nanoparticles—loaded with a toxic chemical. Gwyneth K. Shaw reports.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Oct 4, 2012 1:00 pm
Report recommends relying on European Union’s chemical safety law, and looking at nanoparticles on a case-by-case basis. Gwyneth K. Shaw reports.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Sep 28, 2012 7:00 am
New study wonders: What’s the implication for other marine life? Gwyneth K. Shaw reports.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Sep 27, 2012 10:08 am
Can super-small nanoparticles be made non-toxic from birth? Gwyneth K. Shaw reports.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Jul 25, 2012 10:00 am
(NHI Nanoblog) Democrats in the U.S. Senate are forging ahead with efforts to break a decades-old logjam and reshape the federal law governing toxic chemicals.
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Wednesday approved an amended version of the Safe Chemicals Act, which would revamp a 1976 law, the Toxic Substances Control Act. The new bill, based on legislation pushed for several years by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, would shift much of the burden of assuring the safety of chemicals from the Environmental Protection Agency to manufacturers.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Jul 12, 2012 10:00 am
The beads look like Tic Tacs, with the slightly springy texture of a gel cap full of medicine.
This isn’t a breath mint or a dose of Tylenol, but a new way to remove a toxin from water—and save countless lives.
by Gwyneth K. Shaw | Jul 5, 2012 11:55 pm
(NHI Nanoblog) Amid the latest in a long list of scientific reviews of the potential problems posed to people, animals and the environment by super-small silver particles, two Danish researchers say it’s time to stop pondering—and start regulating.
In a sharply-worded commentary recently published online by the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology, Steffen Foss Hansen and Anders Baun make a simple point about what’s typically pitched as a complicated question about whether nanosilver should be controlled by new laws in Europe.