CFA rep Elaine Attwood was part of the Australian delegation which recently attend the 19th meeting of ISO TC 229 Nanotechnologies in Singapore. Some 170 delegates from 37 countries attended.
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Nanotechnology materials have already found their way into consumer products and impact on many technology and industry sectors. This standard is intended to facilitate communications between organizations and individuals in industry and those who interact with them by providing terms and definitions related to core terms in the field of nanotechnologies.
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Standards play an important role in ensuring the potential of nanotechnology is realised safely.
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Elaine’s interest in nutrition was sparked by her son’s diagnosis with ADHD. She has dedicated more than 30 years to community service and has represented consumers and CFA on many issues.
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Enabling technologies have the potential to underpin consumer benefits in areas such as medical treatments, energy generation and environmental remediation. But they may also pose new health, safety and environmental risks, CFA is the Council established to provide advice to government on future directions of their strategy on enabling technologies.
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A sunscreen without nano particles was recently forced to tone down its advertising claim that it was safer than alternative products which do contain nano particles. In electronic media advertising the company stated that “Unlike most sunscreens Invisible Zinc is a physical barrier between you and the sun.” Online the ads went further, saying that…
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Standards Australia has two committees working in this area which include CFA representatives. With recent controversy on claims made by a sunscreen without nano particles, the work of the committees is as important as ever. CS-042 Sunscreen Agents is currently revising AS/NZ 2604:1998 Sunscreen products: evaluation & classification with the aim to bring it more…
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The ISO is the International Organisation for Standardisation, a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. The work of preparing international standards is normally carried out through ISO Technical Committees. The ISO has many technical committees (TCs) and TC 229 deals with nanotechnologies, the application of scientific knowledge to manipulate and control matter in the nanoscale.…
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Former CFA President Denis Nelthorpe and consumer advocate Elaine Attwood were both made Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday honours list in June 2011. Denis has played many roles in the Australia consumer movement. He was Director of the Consumer Credit Legal Service in the 1980s when it successfully took…
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