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RIVM 2009: Nanomaterials under REACH - nanosilver as a case study

RIVM_200This report, published in 2009 by the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), describes a hypothetical registration of nanosilver under the EU REACH regulation on chemicals, taking into account the ongoing discussions within the REACH Competent Authorities and its Subgroup on Nanomaterials on how REACH applies to nanomaterials.

The case study on nanosilver is purely a scientific  exercise, with the aim to generate recommendations for future policy guidance on how to deal with first generation nanomaterials under REACH.

Given this, it is stressed that this report does not intend to provide a complete overview of all available toxicity data on (nano)silver, and is as such not to be used for an actual registration under REACH.

Did you know?

MWCNT-7 is classified by IARC as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ (Group 2B).