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...
Applicability of Risk Assessment Questioned by Danish Scientists
A study by Danish scientists points out that risk assessment might not be appropriate when it comes to endocrine disrupters and nanomaterials
Kristian Syberg and Steffen Foss Hansen from Roskilde University and the Technical Univerisity, respectively have just published a paper in Science of The Total Environment questioning the general use of environmental risk assessment to guide...
Carbon nanotubes were found in the lungs of children
In a scientific study published in EBioMedicine, carbon nanotubes were found in the lungs of children in Paris suffering from asthma (see http://www.ebiomedicine.com/article/S2352-3964%2815%2930175-4/abstract).
The study is the first to show that people are regularly exposed and the source of...
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...
Is "safety by design" the way forward for nanomaterials?
A new study by researchers at DTU Environment and GenØk in Tromsø, Norway raises serious questions about the use of the concept "Safety by Design" (SbD) in nanosafety...
Chemical Alternatives Assessment for Engineered Nanomaterials
New article published in the scientific journal IEAM explores and explains how Alternatives Assessment can be used when it comes the applications of nanomaterials. Check out the...