I just received this post in a newsletter from the Organic Consumers Association. Just a note: Eve Organics does NOT use nanoparticle sized titanium dioxide in any of our products for this reason:
From the Organic Consumers Association Alert of the Week:
The United States Department of Agriculture's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has been debating an official ban on nanotechnology in organic. When it meets November 3-5, 2009 in Washington, D.C., the NOSB will consider a recommendation supported by the the OCA and the organic community that would "prohibit nanotechnology in organic production, processing, and packaging."
Nanotechnology is inherently dangerous. Mounting scientific evidence indicates that nanomaterials produce dangerous "free radicals" which can destroy or mutate DNA and can cause damage to the liver and kidneys. Nanotech particles not only injure and kill lab animals - they can kill you as well.
Every day, new evidence of the dangers of nanotechnology emerges:
Tell the USDA that you want the National Organic Standards Board to take a strong stand against the use of nanotechnology in organic. Please act before the October 19 deadline.
Go to the Organic Consumers Association website to read more.