EC: REACH amendments for nanomaterials

EU Commission publishes draft regulation amending REACH Annexes ‘to address nanoforms of substances’; consultation open until November 6, 2017

Public consultation on nanomaterial definition

EU Commission opens feedback period on revision of nanomaterial definition; deadline for comments is October 13, 2017

EU symposium: Nanomaterials in food and FCMs

EU Commission and Member States discuss nanomaterials in food and food contact materials; summary report available

Modeling nanoparticles in the environment

Dutch institute for public health and environment releases computational model to determine concentrations of nanoparticles in the environment

U.S. EPA: Final nano-reporting rule takes effect

Natural Resources Defense Council discusses U.S. EPA’s final nanomaterials reporting rule, highlights improved transparency and opportunities for informed regulatory decisions

Japan updates hazard classifications of TiO2 and BPA

Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation issues new and revised GHS classifications of chemicals; separate entries for titanium dioxide nanoparticles and non-nanoform; severity of bisphenol A’s reprotoxicity classification increased

French NGOs demand action on nanomaterials

Eight French NGOs send open letter to country’s prime minister calling for labeling and restriction of nanomaterials in consumer products

Contaminants in food

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) publishes special issue on contaminants in food; groups and origins of contaminants, risk perception and exposure estimation covered

EU observatory for nanomaterials now online

ECHA launches European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials website; provides information on nanomaterials on the EU market for consumers, workers, regulators, and scientists

ECHA: Guidance on REACH registration of nanomaterials

European Chemicals Agency publishes and updates several guidance documents for REACH registration of nanomaterials