Which? to lobby for nanotech regulationWhich? asks for investigation into product safety

26 December 2009

Scientist

Nanotechnologies are big business, attracting substantial investment

Which? is concerned that regulation isn’t keeping up with nanotechnology used in some products – and that the public may be at risk.

Scientists have questioned how the safety of certain nanomaterials – materials manipulated to a tiny size such as nano silver and carbon fullerenes – used in some products can be ensured as we don’t yet fully understand how they work.

Check out Which? advice on what you need to know about nanotechnologies to find out how they could affect you, as well as which products are using them.

Nanotech regulation

Which? has asked trading standards to step in and investigate how some companies can ensure the safety of nanotechnology in their products. We’ve highlighted some NV Perricone skincare products and Dr Brandt’s Lineless cream – which contain fullerenes - as potential concerns.

Which? policy adviser Sue Davies said: ‘We’re lobbying government to better regulate this market, remove potentially unsafe products from sale, and provide clear consumer information.’

Take a look at other Which? campaigning activities and find out how we’re working for consumers.

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