The Danish government and the Red-Green Alliance (a.k.a. Enhedslisten) signed an agreement called “Bedre styr på nanomaterialer” (“Better control of nanomaterials”) for four years (2012-2015) that focuses on the use of nanomaterials in products on the Danish market and their consequences on consumers and the environment. Following this, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated a series of projects with the aim of further clarifying possible risks to consumers and the environment.
As part of this, DHI in collaboration with the IOM undertook a project to assess nano-enabled technologies in cosmetics. The overall aim of the project, which took place between October - December 2015, was to provide state-of-knowledge reporting regarding soluble ‘nano-transporters’ and included the following three elements/phases:
The final project report constitutes the culmination of a comprehensive review of the available literature on nano-enabled technologies for cosmetic products, specifically addressing soluble nano-transporters.