Addition of Nanomaterial to the SIN List
In November 2019, the first nanomaterial made it onto the SIN List, namely Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). This was due to the fact that Carbon Nanotubes hs been associated with carcinogenicity and being toxic to reproduction as well as persistent in the environment.
The SIN List (‘Substitute It Now’) is developed and maintained by a Swedish NGO, ChemSec and contains a list of hazardous...
What do EU citizens think about nanomaterials?
The EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) recently carried out a study in five EU countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France and Poland, published on November 16th, 2020. The study analyzed how consumers perceive nanomaterials and their potential risks to health and environment.
The study shows that the general awareness of nanomaterials is low but has increased...
Product number 4,000 added to The Nanodatabase
Product number 3000 was published back in April 2017 and now we have reached product number 4000 in the database!
Silver is still the nanomaterial reported to be used in most products, with the 2nd and 3rd largest groups being Titanium and Titanium dioxide. Nevertheless, in almost 3000 products the type of nanomaterial is...