CTA Petitions on FDA’s Failure to Regulate Health Threats from Nanomaterials

May 16, 2006

The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and a coalition of consumer, health, and environmental groups file a formal legal petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the agency to address the human health and environmental risks of untested and unlabeled nanomaterials in consumer products (including sunscreens). The petition is the first legal action on the potential human health and environmental risks of nanotechnology filed in the United States. 

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