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New Article: Examples of Recent EPA Regulation of Nanoscale Materials Under the Toxic Substances Control Act

Nanotechnology Law & Business just published our new article on the EPA’s recent treatment of nanoscale materials under the Toxic Substances Control Act.  An abstract for the article is below and you can find a copy of the article itself here. Abstract: This article provides a summary of recent (2008-2009) regulatory efforts by the U.S. … Continue Reading

EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules for Multi-Walled and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

In the June 24, 2009 federal register, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposed Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) under Section 5(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for multi-walled and single walled carbon nanotubes.  The SNURs followed up on the EPA’s prior September 2008 consent orders entered into with Thomas Swan & … Continue Reading

Lab Experiments Suggest “Buckyballs” Not Toxic

Recent experiments involving "in vivo" testing of C-60 fullerenes, or "buckyballs" appears to conflicts with prior, "in vitro" tests and shows that the nanomaterials may not be toxic when inhaled.  Scientists at DuPont conducted experiments on lab rats by implanting the C-60 compound into the rats’ tracheas and then looked for signs of damage.… Continue Reading