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...
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...