In an article published on December 1, 2016 the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) informed that the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea released its 2016 ‘r-nano’ report, presenting the results of the fourth round of France’s mandatory nanomaterial reporting scheme. From January 1 to May 31, 2016 13,353 declarations of nanomaterials were submitted which is about 5% less than in 2015. Agricultural, forestry and fishery uses were the most declared (9,335), followed by formulation/mixing of preparations and/or reconditioning (except alloys) with 2,965 declarations. For food manufacturing 350 declarations were made. In total, 475,766 metric tons of nanoscale substances were manipulated in France in 2016 which is an increase of about 14% compared to 2015.

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NIA (December 1, 2016). “France releases 2016 Report of the r-Nano Nanomaterial Reporting Scheme.


French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea (November 2016). “Éléments issus des déclarations des substances à l’état nanoparticulaire – Rapport d’étude 2016.(pdf; in French)