EFSA assesses 2 substances for use in FCMs

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers α-tocopherol acetate safe for use in polyolefins and concludes that migration of zinc from nanoparticles in non-plasticized polymers complies with the current SML, however concerns exist over dietary exposure from other sources

Nanoclay migration from FCM

Study investigates nanoclay migration from commercialized nanoclay-LDPE food bags; aluminum migrates in both dissolved and nanoparticle forms; also particles of assumed plastic origin found

2014 French nanomaterial registrations analyzed

French Directorate General of Risk Prevention releases report analyzing data on nanomaterials imported, manufactured or distributed in France in 2014

Testing physico-chemical properties of nanomaterials

New OECD evaluation of testing methods for physico-chemical properties of nanomaterials available

Safety data for titanium dioxide

New OECD safety data dossier on titanium dioxide available

Hazard categories for nanomaterials

EU research project NanoToxClass aims to classify nanomaterials based on hazard potential for human health, generates new data on nanomaterials’ mode of action

New nanomaterial safety documents

New OECD documents on physico-chemical properties and grouping/read-across for safety assessment of nanomaterials available

Review of OECD nanomaterial testing

JRC publishes review of OECD nanomaterials testing and assessment program

Methods to predict biological effects of nanomaterials

Review on assessment of nanomaterials; discussion about advances and unresolved questions

Consultation on risk management of nanomaterial uses

ProSafe project asks experts for input on risk management and innovation of nanotechnology