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...
New nanofood database relies on The Nanodatabase and finds more than 300 products common food products entail nanomaterials
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) in the USA has just released a new searchable database of consumer food products that contain nanotechnology. One of the sources is The Nanodatabase.
The database contains almost 300 food products and food contact products that use “nano” spaning more than 40 different materials.
See the new database at
Nanoparticles in the work environment - a risk for male fertility?
Research from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Denmark has shown that inhalation of nanoparticles could potentially affect sperm quality.
The studies were carried out on mice in two different experimental setups. First, adult male mice were directly exposed to nanoparticles and subsequently observed to have a significantly decreased production of sperm as well...
Where is the nano food in Europe?
An independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth in Australia has found nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silica (SiO2) in a range of food products (see
Carbon nanotubes can harm human lungs according to Ingeniøren
Ingeniøren, which is a Danish newspaper, is running a online story about carbon nanotubes and how they might harm humans if inhaled after the US company Tesla Nanocoatings have made their products available on the European and Danish market.
For more on the story in Ingeniøren, see...
Product number 2000 added to The Nanodatabase!
We have just added product number 2000 to The Nanodatabase making it the first database in the world to go beyond this magical number and the largest database on products that entail nanomaterials and/or are claimed to be based on nanotechnology.
For more information on product number 2000 see http://nanodb.dk/en/product/?pid=4002 and for more...
Unlabeled nano substances found in 20 out of 23 substances sold in the French market
The French NGO, Avicenn has found unlabeled nano substances in 20...
REACH committee to debate restriction proposal on microplastics excludes nanoparticles
Today, September 23rd, a draft proposal set out by the European Commission to restrict intentionally added microplastics is being debated at the REACH committee. The Commission looks to...
OECD evaluation of 32 nanomaterials exposure assessment tools
The OECD has evaluated 32 tools that can assist in the exposure assessment of Nanomaterials The 32 tools and models evaluated by OECD are specifically developed for assessing consumer and...