ISO publishes standard on aquatic toxicity assessment of manufactured nanomaterials in saltwater lakes
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published standard ISO/TS 20787:2017 “Nanotechnologies – Aquatic toxicity assessment of manufactured nanomaterials in saltwater lakes using Artemia sp. Nauplii”.
The standard specifies a test method aiming to maximise repeatability and reliability of testing to determine whether manufactured nanomaterials are toxic to aquatic organisms, specifically Artemia sp. Nauplius. ISO states that ISO/TS 20787:2017 is intended to be used by ecotoxicological laboratories that are capable of hatching and culturing of Artemia sp. Nauplii in a simulated environment, artificial seawater, to assess effects of nanomaterials.
ISO states that the standard is applicable to manufactured nanomaterials that consist of nano-objects such as nanoparticles, nanopowders, nanofibers, nanotubes and nanowires as well as aggregates and agglomerates of such manufactured nanomaterials.
Source: ISO via Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.