EPA IG – EPA Needs to Manage Nanomaterial Risks More Effectively

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 3, 2012

EPA Needs to Manage Nanomaterial Risks More Effectively – Report No. 12-P-0162 December 29, 2011

  • “We found that EPA does not currently have sufficient information or processes to effectively manage the human health and environmental risks of nanomaterials. EPA has the statutory authority to regulate nanomaterials but currently lacks the environmental and human health exposure and toxicological data to do so effectively. The Agency proposed a policy under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to identify new pesticides being registered with nanoscale materials. After minimal industry participation in a voluntary data collection program, the Agency has proposed mandatory reporting rules for nanomaterials under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.”
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