FDA too poor to test nano safety

 作者:宦蜓     |      日期:2019-03-02 04:19:01
Potentially dangerous nanomaterials could appear in medical devices and food packaging because the US Food and Drug Administration lacks the resources to assess their safety. So says a study published on 5 October by Washington think tank the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. The report by former FDA deputy commissioner Michael Taylor warns that the agency’s $1.9 billion budget for 2007 is less than half what it needs to regulate conventional foods, drugs and medical devices, let alone nanotech. As a result, he says, the FDA cannot afford to acquire the nanotech expertise it needs,