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International Center for Technology Assessment et al v. Hamburg

On December 21, 2011, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA), along with fellow plaintiffs Friends of the Earth (FOE), the Center for Environmental Health, Food and Water Watch, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration filed a complaint in the US District Court for the District of Norther California … Continue Reading

The “Not Nano” Sunscreen

Our friends at AZoNano ( recently sent us this full page, color, sunscreen advertisement from the September 16, 2009 Weekend Australian Magazine.  The sunscreen in question, called "Invisible Zinc," claims to use an invisible film of zinc oxide to provide UVA and UVB skin protection to its users.  Our readers will quickly note the prominent disclaimer … Continue Reading

Australian Occupational Health and Safety Attorney Warns of Potential Nano-EHS “Epidemic”

A high-profile occupational health and safety attorney was interviewed yesterday on ABC Local Radio in Australia regarding potential workplace safety risks accompanying exposure to certain nanoscale materials in some circumstances. The reporter conducting the interview evidently led off the radio report by stating that "[t]o one of the nation’s leading work safety lawyers, the nanotechnology … Continue Reading