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Food Industry Expert Urges Tighter Legislative Control Over Nanotechnology Use

October 16, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Nanotechnology is used in the production of consumer and health goods, including food, food packaging and sun block products. Nanoparticles easily penetrate DNA structures and the cells of the lungs, skin and digestive system, raising concerns in the health and consumer community. The U.S. FDA studied the issue but found no reason for more extensive regulation of nanoparticles, a decision criticized by environmental and other groups. Food industry expert Adam Soliman, in an opinion article, acknowledges that the long-term effects of nanoparticle use may be positive, but suggests there may be negative effects on health. “Thus, jurisdictions [globally] should continue to broaden legislation monitoring the development of nanotechnology.”
Adam Soliman, "The Need for Stronger Nanotechnology Regulation", Food Safety News, October 16, 2012, © Marler Clark
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