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New CPSC Nanotechnology Center Would Focus on Risks to Consumers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has requested $7 million in funding for a new center focused on nanotechnology in consumer products, according to a an article in Bloomberg BNA’s Product Safety & Liability Reporter. If funded, the Center for Consumer Product Applications and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology would likely be a joint venture between the CPSC, the National Science Foundation and an academic institution.

Todd Kuiken of the Wilson Center was interviewed for the article. ‘‘The CPSC is doing the best they can,’’ Kuiken said. ‘‘They are one of the agencies we’ve identified as needing to take a bigger role in looking at nanomaterials because we were seeing all of these products enter the market, and a lot of them fell under the purview of CPSC.’’

The full article can be found here. (Article reproduced with permission from Product Safety & Liability Reporter, 43 PSLR (Feb. 23, 2015). Copyright 2015 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnology has a Consumer Products Inventory, which can be found here, and in 2008 issued a report on the CPSC’s regulation of nanotechnology, which can be found here.