REACH nano revisions adopted

EU Commission adopts revision of information requirements for nanomaterials to be provided in REACH registration dossiers; new rules apply from January 1, 2020

Declaration on nanomaterial regulation

Five European countries issue ‘Berlin Declaration’ calling to address gaps in nanomaterial regulation

Gaps in risk assessment of nanopigments

EU Observatory for Nanomaterias reviews knowledge on hazard and risk assessment of nano-sized pigments, finds information gaps, calls for further research, increased reporting transparency

Market studies on nanomaterials

European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials identifies parameters for reliable market studies

EFSA guidance on nanotechnology published

EFSA releases guidance on risk assessment of nanotechnology applications in food and feed; pilot phase launched; finalization of guidance by end of 2019

Web resource for nanotechnology in Switzerland

Pilot website with nanomaterials-related information launched in Switzerland

EU nano-observatory databases

ECHA adds 2 searchable databases to European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials; resources contain information on nano-science and -technology, toxicological properties

France may ban titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food

French government proposes general ban on titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food products starting 2020

First annual report of Belgian nano-register

Belgium publishes 2016 annual report of national register for nanomaterials; 150 different substances registered, most of them for industrial uses

Nano amendments to REACH adopted

EU Member States adopt nano-amendments to REACH Annexes; new requirements for identifying and characterizing nanoforms, providing data for nanomaterials registered under REACH