CPSC Requests $5 Million Dollar Increase in Budget for Nanotechnology Research

The CPSC is seeking an additional $5 million dollars to establish the Center for Consumer Product Applications and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology(“CPASION”).  The Center will focus on developing test methods to quantify exposure and health risks of consumer products containing nanomaterials.   The research will target the methods for quantifying and characterizing the presence, release and mechanisms of exposure to nanomaterials from consumer products.  The CPSC hopes that the CPASION will also serve as a resource for manufacturers and distributors of nano-enabled products by developing approaches to provide for the safe use of this technology in consumer products.   The 2016 CPSC Budget request to Congress can be found in full on the CPSC website located at www.cpsc.gov.