Tell the EPA to regulate nanosilver

Hundreds of consumer products incorporating nanomaterials are now on the market, including cosmetics, sunscreens, sporting goods, clothing, electronics, baby and infant products, and food and food packaging, many of which contain nano-silver. Help us ensure that these products are safe by supporting our petition to the EPA. 

Sign below to send the comment below to the EPA.  Our deadline is this Friday, January 16!  We have an extension! The EPA has moved the deadline for comments to March 20.

RE: docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0650

I am writing to express my serious concerns about the EPA's lack of regulatory oversight of nanomaterials in consumer products, specifically products containing nano-silver. I support the petition for rulemaking filed by the International Center for Technology Assessment et. al. requesting that the EPA regulate nanoscale silver as a pesticide.

I strongly request that the EPA assess the human health and environmental risks presented by nanomaterials in consumer products and immediately remove all nano-silver products from the market and prohibit their sale until a proper safety assessment of these products is carried out.

The EPA should also analyze the potential human health and environmental risks of nanoscale silver, take regulatory actions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act against existing products that contain nanoscale silver, and take other regulatory actions under FIFRA as appropriate for nanoscale silver products.

Furthermore, products containing nano-silver must be labeled as such to support consumer choice and awareness.
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