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What is Nano ?

One nanometer is one millionth of a millimeter. Or, in other words, about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

The size relationship between a nanometer and a football corresponds to the size relationship between a football and the globe.

Nanotechnology means working with very small materials: less than 100 nanometers (nm).

 

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12-05-2021

New definition of the term ’nanomaterial’ out for stakeholder consultation

The European Commission has completed it's long-awaited review of it's recommendation on the definition of the term nanomaterial from 2011. This has resulted in a new proposed defintion of...

07-05-2021

Titanium dioxide: E171 no longer considered safe when used as a food additive

The European Food Safety Authority of the European Commission has updated its safety assessment of the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171), following a request by the European Commission...

23-04-2021

Nano-silver is no longer approved under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) for specific uses

The European Commission has listed ten active substances, which includes nano silver, that are no longer approved under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) for specific uses. The...

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