Designed to fail? Few registrations in the Danish nanoregister
The first deadline to register nanoproducts to Denmark’s nanoregister fell in 2015. Producers and importers of products containing nanomaterials shall register them when they are intended for sale to the public, and where the nanomaterials are released, but only eight companies submitted information under the first reporting deadline. For more see
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...
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...