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January 5th, 2010

EPA May Have Been Regulating Nanosilver Since the 1950s

Abstract:
In what must come as a blow to NGOs around the world it turns out that the material that has fueled much of their indignation about nanotechnology, nanosilver, has not only been "rationally manufactured, regulated, and used commercially for over a century with no significant adverse environmental, health, and safety effects", but also the EPA has specifically been looking at nanosilver as far back as the 1950s.

In a report of an EPA meeting that was held back in November, the publication Nanolaw Report explains that back during the era of Ike and Elvis, without the benefit of the term "nano", they just called it "colloidal silver" or "millimicron silver".

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