• Big buzz on nanomaterials in France, 50% threshold with regard to nanomaterial definition criticized

    Posted 13.01.2021

    The National Agency for Food, Environment & Occupational Health Safety in France (ANSES) released an opinion and report about the French nanomaterials register R-Nano (https://www.r-nano.fr/). The report has received big media coverage in France. 


    52,000 registration dossiers were analyzed where only 10% had the correct information...

  • More than 1000 products added in less than 6 months

    Posted 02.12.2020

    In June of this year, we added product number 4000 to The Nanodatabase. Now, less than 6 months have passed and we have now reached product number 5000 in the database. An in-depth analysis of our work is available in the December issue of Nature Nanotechnology under the titel: “Advances and challenges towards consumerization of nanomaterials”. Link to full article in Nature Nanotechnology:

  • Addition of Nanomaterial to the SIN List

    Posted 25.11.2020

    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...