The EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) has launched its official website.
EUON is a new initiative, funded by the European Commission (EC), which aims to provide better access to releva... Read More
The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA's) Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (... Read More
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new technical report (ISO/TR 18401:2017) providing a plain language explanation of selected terms from the ISO/IEC 80004 ser... Read More
Germany’s Commission for Occupational Health and Safety (KAN) released a report entitled 'Standardization in nanotechnology — Status review and requirements analysis from the occupational safety an... Read More
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new standard (ISO/TS 18827:2017) in its Nanotechnologies series entitled “Electron spin resonance (ESR) as a method for meas... Read More
In 2014, INRS (in collaboration with several partners) conducted a foresight study which focused on the development of nanomaterials by 2030 and the consequences on safety and health in small busin... Read More
While there is currently no evidence that engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) pose a significant threat to the environment, many gaps in our knowledge remain with regard to ENM ecotoxicity.
Rese... Read More
Scientists have hypothesised that silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) may act as “Trojan horses” entering living organisms and then releasing silver cations (Ag+) over time, causing toxicity. This has be... Read More
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced on the 19th May, 2017, publication of Volume 111 of the IARC Monographs, ‘Some Nanomaterials and Some Fibres’.
This vol... Read More
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published five documents that will help registrants preparing dossiers that cover nanoforms ahead of the 2018 registration deadline.
The document... Read More