Hanson oral testimony to President’s Council on Bioethics on Nanotechnology

June 29, 2007 Jaydee Hanson, Director of Human Genetics and Nanotechnology Policy for CTA was the only Non-governmental person to testify during the public comments section of the President’s Council on Bioethics first meeting on nanotechnology. Read the complete written statement (pdf).

CTA urges the President’s Council on Bioethics to apply bioethics principles to nanotechnology

June 29, 2007 CTA submitted this testimony to the President’s Council along with oral comments by CTA staffer Jaydee Hanson. See this next item for Hanson’s oral comments.

CTA Comments on Proposed EPA Oversight Change of Food Packaging; Nanosilver

April 23, 2007 CTA filed these comments jointly with Beyond Pesticides, the Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth on EPA’s proposed abdication of its oversight of food packaging treated with a pesticide. Read the complete written statement (pdf).  

CTA urges US Senate and House of Representatives to increase funding for health and safety research on nanotechnology

March 14, 2007 CTA strongly urged the US Senate and US House of Representatives to significantly increase appropriations directed to research on the health and environmental implications of nanotechnology. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has a FY07 budget of more than $1.3 billion,1 and the proposed 2008 budget provides 1.45 billion, raising the total investment […]

Joint Comments on NNI Environmental, Health and Safety Needs and Prioritization

January 31, 2007 CTA jointly filed comments with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), United Steelworkers of America, and Sciencecorps, calling on the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to urgently prioritize and formulate a comprehensive risk research plan for the environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks of nanotechnology.  The organizations called on the […]

CTA Comments on National Nanotechnology Initiative’s Report on Environmental, Health and Safety Research Needs

January 4, 2007 CTA Staff Attorney George Kimbrell gave comment at an National Nanotechnology Initiative’s “Public Meeting on Research Needs Related to the Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials,” calling on the relevant committees of the NNI to prioritize EHS research needs and provide a strategic research plan to federal agencies as soon […]

CTA Testimony at first-ever FDA Public Meeting on Nanotechnology

October 10, 2006 At the Food and Drug Administration’s first-ever Public Meeting on Nanotechnology, CTA Staff Attorney George Kimbrell presented an outline of oversight and regulatory actions that the FDA should take to address the wave of nanomaterials in consumer products, particularly sunscreens, cosmetics, and other personal care products. CTA recommended that three areas be given […]

CTA Policy Analyst Jaydee Hanson comments to FDA on regulation of nanotechnology

October 6, 2006 Jaydee Hanson submitted these comments to the FDA docket on nanotechnology regulation. CTA coordinated comments to the FDA docket and succeeded in getting over 15,000 persons to comment on the docket Number 2006N-0107 “FDA-Regulated Products Containing Nanotechnology Materials.”  

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 […]

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 […]