In order to further assess the safety of the nanotechnology in
cosmetic manufacturing, the EC has requested the Scientific
Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) to prepare a preliminary
opinion on the matter - concurrently launching...
An Australian lobby group has demanded more stringent regulations
of nanotechnology personal goverments following the publication of
an inventory of all products containing nanoparticles and currently
available in the country.
Successful research work carried out at the Michigan State
University into how nanoparticles can help prevent wrinkling and
buckling in polymer films, could also be applied to skin wrinkles,
scientists have revealed.
A survey conducted by UK and US universities finds that consumers
are dubious of many products that make use of nanotechnology, but
that ultimately, the greater the benefits the technology brings,
the more they are willing to turn...
Clear definitions, terms and standards as well as far more research
into the potential problems of nanotechnology is needed before the
science is used to a greater degree in products, according to a
consumer survey by Germany's...
The debate on nanotechnology continues to rage. For every expert
claiming that the nanotechnology application they have developed is
safe, there is one claiming that caution and further research have
to be undertaken. So who is right?
The need for tighter regulations on the use of nanotechnologies in
unregulated cosmetic and pharmaceuticals was again called into
question at a meeting called by the US Food and Drug Administration
The UK government launches a review of its nanotechnology policy,
part of a move to assess the implications of current developments
in the emerging science of tiny dimensions and its impact on the
The UK's Royal Society says that any products containing
nanoparticles should disclose how they are tested for safety. The
claim comes as a new inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer
products confirms that personal care products...
Nanotechnology creates substances with new chemical properties that
we do not yet understand. A science with such huge potential
deserves closer attention to the possible risks, before it falls
the wrong side of belated discoveries...
Nanotechnology offers many potential benefits to the cosmetics
industry, but its development must be guided by appropriate safety
assessments and regulation to minimize possible risks to people and
the environment, according to a...