Data Call-in for Carbon Nanotubes: First steps in California’s Approach to Nanomaterials
California Environmental Protection Agency, US
Keywords: carbon nanotubes, regulation, toxicity, fate, California
Abstract:The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has begun the call-in of information regarding analytical test methods, fate and transport in the environment and other relevant information from manufacturers on carbon nanotubes (CNT). CNTs are of interest to DTSC because they are in use commercially and because data on analytical methods, toxicity, physicochemical properties, or fate and transport are largely unavailable. The chemical call-in will help develop the existing body of information on CNTs and will identify gaps in the existing information that could be filled to better protect human health and the environment.