Regulation of nanomaterials postponed indefinitely
In a tragic move, the European Commission has decided not to establish a mandatory EU-wide nanoregistry according to Chemical Watch. This means that there will not be mandatory reporting obligations for manufacturers of nanomaterials and nanoproducts despite numerous calls for transparency from EU Member States, NGOs and academics about who is producing what on an EU-wide level, how much is...
Designed to fail? Few registrations in the Danish nanoregister
The first deadline to register nanoproducts to Denmark’s nanoregister fell in 2015. Producers and importers of products containing nanomaterials shall register them when they are intended for sale to the public, and where the nanomaterials are released, but only eight companies submitted information under the first reporting deadline. For more see
Industry rejects changes to nano definition
Posted 14.12.2015In recent months, companies have come under criticism for resisting requests for additional nanomaterial information by the European Chemicals Agency.This underlines the importance for the European Commission to publish its much-delayed review of nanomaterials in the REACH...
New paper in Nature Nanotechnology calls for regulatory framework specific for nanomaterials
In an article published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Nanotechnology, Associate Professor Steffen Foss Hansen from DTU Environment calls for the adoption of a new regulatory...
Big impact of EnvNano project @ DTU Environment on ECHA's new nanoGuidance update and the
Talking about making an impact! The European Chemical Agency (@ECHA) has just published its new guidelines on testing of nanomaterials (see
Product number 3,000 added to The Nanodatabase
We have just added product number 3,000 to The Nanodatabase! Product number 2,000 was added in September, 2015 meaning the database has grown with 1,000 products over the course of just 18...