FOEA Emerging tech Project

Expert committee needs to look at nano-silver use

Friends of the Earth have called for the Government’s expert committee on antimicrobial resistance to look at the widespread use of nano-silver in consumer products.

The call follows the release of a survey by the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance in The Age which found a ”worrying trend” of E. coli and Klebsiella species to produce enzymes that make them resistant to some of the most powerful antibiotics.

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New study finds Nanoparticles damage plant DNA

 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the first evidence that engineered nanoparticles are able to accumulate within plants and damage their DNA.

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