CTA and Friends of the Earth Power Point on Challenge to Nanotechnology

May 16, 2006

Friends of the Earth (FOE) and the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) hosted a joint press conference on May 16, 2006 challenging the use of nanotechnology in personal care products, particularly sunscreens and cosmetics. FOE and CTA released a comprehensive report identifying and analyzing the nano-products made by some of the biggest names in cosmetics, including L’Oreal, Revlon, and Estee Lauder, as well as filing with the Food and Drug Administration, the first-ever legal challenge on the potential human health and environmental risks of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. The attached file contains the power point used in the press conference.


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