On April 29, 2017 the European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) published a science for policy report on the “NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials.” The NANoReg project ran from March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2017 with the aim to develop a common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials (FPF reported). The project “contributes to the on-going debate on the need to facilitate the implementation of REACH for nanomaterials,” the JRC wrote. Also, the project focused on “the further development, testing and validation of forward-looking approaches,” such as safe-by-design, nano-specific prioritization and risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. The NANoReg framework is believed to be useful for scientific experts, regulatory authorities, and industry.
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) welcomed the publication of the NANoREG report. NIA informed that all project results will be available through the project repository, hosted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
JRC (April 29, 2017). “NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials.”
NIA (May 5, 2017). “JRC report ‘NanoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials’ published.”
RIVM (February 21, 2017). “NANoREG results repository.”
JRC (April 2017). “NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials.” EUR 28550 EN (pdf)