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February 15th, 2010

EPA SAP releases report on nanosilver and other nanometal pesticide products

Abstract:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) has released the minutes of its November 3-5, 2009, meeting regarding evaluation of the hazard and exposure associated with nanosilver and other nanometal pesticide products.

EPA requested advice and recommendations on the following issues:

1. Scientific evidence that nanosilver and other nanometals/nanometal oxides with dimensions in the range of 1 - ~100 nm have unique behavior under conditions relevant to human and environmental risk assessment and other properties (in addition to size) that may influence this behavior;

2. Recommendations regarding the types of data that the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) should require to evaluate the risks to humans and the environment for products containing free nanosilver and/or nanometals or nanometal oxides and products with incorporated nanosilver and/or nanometals or nanometal oxides with variable potential to leach and the relative priorities for obtaining recommended types of data; and

3. Recommendations regarding how OPP should conduct risk assessments of pesticide products containing nanosilver and/or nanometals or nanometal oxides.

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