Regulation of nanomaterials postponed indefinitely
In a tragic move, the European Commission has decided not to establish a mandatory EU-wide nanoregistry according to Chemical Watch. This means that there will not be mandatory reporting obligations for manufacturers of nanomaterials and nanoproducts despite numerous calls for transparency from EU Member States, NGOs and academics about who is producing what on an EU-wide level, how much is...
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...
CEFIC assessing impact of EU chemicals strategy on members – biggest project ever conducted by the branch organization
In October 2020, the European Commission published a new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability. The strategy introduces a range of new principles for future regulation of chemicals in the EU such as...
Nanoplastics found within disposable face masks
Scientists at Swansea University...
More safety data needed on copper nanomaterials in cosmetics!
According to the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer...