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Overview of concepts and terms used in the European Commission's definition of nanomaterial

Date: 13/2/2019

The JRC have published a report titled ‘An overview of concepts and terms used in the European Commission's definition of nanomaterial’.

This report supports the implementation of the European Commission’s (EC) Recommendation on a definition of nanomaterial (2011/696/EU). It addresses its key concepts and terms and discusses them in a regulatory context.

Corresponding to the broad scope of the definition the considerations in this report can be applied across all relevant legislative areas; they are not specific to any particular piece of legislation.

The report provides recommendations for a harmonised and coherent implementation of the nanomaterial definition in any specific regulatory context at European Union and national level.

Source: European Commission

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100 nm is the size below which the EU recommendation of the definition of nanomaterials applies.