Non-Compliance found in Jewelry and Toys by EU Enforcement Project

Non-Compliance found in Jewelry and Toys by EU Enforcement Project

The project included 29 participating countries (with 27 reporting in time and in the format provided for the project) from the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) and examined 17 substances, 1,009 mixtures, and 4,599 articles.

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Final Opinion on Titanium Dioxide as UV-Filter in Sunscreen Sprays Released by EC

Final Opinion on Titanium Dioxide as UV-Filter in Sunscreen Sprays Released by EC

Since sprayable sunscreens containing titanium dioxide in nanoform is available for purchase by consumers, the SCCS advised that “[s]uch uses need to be carefully evaluated so that the chance of harmful effects through consumer’s lung exposure by inhalation is avoided”.

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Cheaptubes.com Introduces Online Graphene Battery User’s Guide  

Cheaptubes.com Introduces Online Graphene Battery User’s Guide  


Cheaptubes.com has created an online Graphene Battery User’s Guide which explains how graphene batteries work, what the benefits of using these types of batteries are, and provides instructions on how to develop your own graphene battery.
 

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Healthy Babies, Bright Futures Shines Light on Toxic Exposures in Babies’ First 1000 Days

Healthy Babies, Bright Futures Shines Light on Toxic Exposures in Babies’ First 1000 Days

Healthy Babies, Bright Futures (HBBF) is an effort of the John Merck Fund, working to limit exposures to toxic chemicals to reduce the prevalence of a variety of developmental disorders, focusing on reducing exposure to toxicants during the first 1000 days of development.

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2016 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

2016 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

This year I wore the 5+ year member ribbon at the TAPPI Nanotechnology Conference. Since my first meeting in 2009 (thank you for inviting me Lori Sheremeta!), the meeting has grown from mostly academic reports and basic nanocellulose science to a diverse range of topics on the technologies,  applications, characterization and safety!

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U.S. EPA Issues New SNUR for CNTs

U.S. EPA Issues New SNUR for CNTs

The U.S. EPA has issued significant new use rules (SNURs) and record keeping requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 55 chemical substances that were the subject of pre-manufacture notices (PMNs). Included within this direct final rule was functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs; generic).

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