FOEA Emerging tech Project

GreenScreen™ hazard assessment of silver and nanosilver demonstrates what we know, what we don’t, and what we’d like to know before we get too cozy with nanomaterials

Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council

Although there have been numerous published reports and reviews of the hazards of nanosilver and other nanomaterials, the results of this project, using GreenScreen™ established methods, are to our knowledge the most comprehensive systematic hazard screen of nanomaterials to date. The results provide some evidence that these materials can be assessed for hazards, and identify specific data gaps that must be filled. It’s simply not acceptable to allow nanomaterials to be commercialized while wringing our scientific hands and twiddling our regulatory thumbs saying we cannot assess their hazards.

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Sunscreens Exposed: Stripping away the gloss

With the help of the students from Trinity College, Colac, Friends of the Earth has completed a Citizen Science Experiment investigating the effect that a number of popular Australian sunscreens have on the coating of Colorbond steel and on varnished timber. 

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GreenScreen™ hazard assessment of silver and nanosilver demonstrates what we know, what we don’t, and what we’d like to know before we get too cozy with nanomaterials

Although there have been numerous published reports and reviews of the hazards of nanosilver and other nanomaterials, the results of this project, using GreenScreen™ established methods, are to our knowledge the most comprehensive systematic hazard screen of nanomaterials to date. The results provide some evidence that these materials can be assessed for hazards, and identify specific data gaps that must be filled. It’s simply not acceptable to...

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