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EPA Failed to Justify Nanosilver Pesticide Approval, Court Says

May 31, 2017, 1:05 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency failed to prove its registration of a nanosilver antibacterial additive would be in the public interest, a federal appeals court ruled May 30 as it revoked the registration.

The court vacated the fast-tracked or “conditional,” registration, meaning an antibacterial product made originally by Nanosilva LLC may no longer be used. It was intended to be added to trash cans, mops, toilet seats or other products to reduce smells, stains and other problems by suppressing the growth of bacteria, algae, fungus, mold and mildew. The...

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