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New approached needed to guage the safety of nanomaterials in pestisides

In a study published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, scientists from Oregon State University and the European Union outline six regulatory and educational issues that should be considered whenever nanoparticles are going to be used in pesticides. These issues include:

  1. Transparency in product formulations
  2. Reducing uncertainity in exposure scenerios
  3. Appropriate testing for route of exposures
  4. Using the commercial forms of nanotechnology-based pesticides in toxicity testing
  5. Development of health surveillance programs
  6. Development of educational and public outreach programs.

To read more, check out the press release by AzoNano.

Link to article: IJOEH: 2010, 16(4): 467-474

Source OSU Press release

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