EU nanoinformatics roadmap published

EU program NanoSafety Cluster releases draft roadmap on nanoinformatics, addresses future research, risk assessment, governance

Public consultation on EFSA’s nano-guidance

EFSA publishes draft guidance on risk assessment of nanomaterials in food and feed; public consultation open until March 4, 2018

Environmental toxicity of nanomaterials

German Environment Agency releases reports on aquatic toxicity and environmental fate of nanomaterials

Sweden launches nano-register

Swedish Chemicals Agency issues new rules for mandatory reporting of nanomaterials data to national products register; rules apply from January 1, 2018; deadline for data submission is February 2019

RIVM critical of EU nano-observatory

Dutch institute for public health deems EU observatory for nanomaterials “limited in detailed information,” highlights importance of adapting REACH regulation for nanomaterials

Symposium on challenges in risk assessment

BfR, NIFDS, ANSES and DTU host joint international symposium on risk assessment and consumer health protection, November 30-December 1, 2017 in Berlin; registration open until November 24, 2017

Opinion: EU nano-observatory not ideal

European Trade Union Institute considers EU nanomaterial observatory insufficient monitoring tool, makes recommendations for improvement

Industry discontent with EU nano-definition

EU nanomaterial definition is too general and should not only focus on size, according to industry feedback; EU Commission to prepare draft changes and open new public consultation

OECD publishes new nanomaterial documents

New OECD summary on nano-silver as well as new test guidelines on nanomaterial dispersion stability, subacute and subchronic inhalation toxicity now available

EC: REACH amendments for nanomaterials

EU Commission publishes draft regulation amending REACH Annexes ‘to address nanoforms of substances’; consultation open until November 6, 2017