NGOs demand action on SVHCs

European and international NGOs ask EU REACH Committee to take action on siloxanes, phthalates and nanomaterials

Alternative testing strategies for nanomaterials

New OECD document discusses the use of alternative testing strategies in risk assessment of nanomaterials; makes recommendations to advance the field within coming years

Nanoparticles released by quasi-ceramic pans

Scientists measure release of titanium dioxide particles from non-stick surfaces of quasi-ceramic frying pans; find considerable migration of both ions and particles, partially in nanoform; acidic simulants and scratching accelerate migration

Nanomaterials: Challenges for risk assessment

New book chapter by EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre and Danish scientists reviews feasibility and challenges of human health risk assessment for nanomaterials

Nanoparticles in food linked to cancer

Oral ingestion of titanium dioxide nanoparticles induces abnormal immune responses, preneoplastic lesions in the colon; scientists call for re-evaluation of risks from oral exposure to nanoparticles

U.S. EPA: Final nanomaterials reporting rule

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues final rule on nanomaterials reporting to come into effect May 2017

2nd symposium on nanotechnology

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance host 2nd Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology on April 6-7, 2017 in Hanover

Nanomaterials in FCMs: Open questions on migration and safety

Scientists review migration of nanomaterials from polymer-based FCMs, question suitability of migration testing conditions and diffusion-based models for estimation of nanomaterials migration, point to knowledge gaps regarding actions in human body

Nano Network 2016 report published

Annual report of EFSA’s Network for Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed available online; activities of Member States, EU agencies, and the European Commission presented

2016 report of French nano-registry

French environment ministry publishes 2016 registrations of nanomaterials; 13,353 substances declared, slightly less than in 2015