A submission regarding industry driven proposals to reform chemical regulation in Australia.
Comments from Friends of the Earth Australia and Germany (BUND), the European Environmental Bureau and the Center for International Environmental Law on the European Commission’s working conclusions regarding transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market.
Friends of the Earth submission regarding the draft Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority report Regulatory Considerations for Nanopesticides and Veterinary Nanomedicines.
Friends of the Earth concludes that the National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan is inadequate because it fails to meaningfully address the environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology and because the plan has a clear commercial bias. FoE calls on the NNI to move away from its extreme free market views.
A submission by FoEA to the European Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks regarding the potential health and environmental risks associated with the increasing use of nano-silver. In hospitals nano-silver is used extensively for the treatment of wounds, ulcers and skin grafts. Experts have raised concerns that overuse of this important anti-microbial may result in the development of anti-microbial...