The French NGO Avicenn (Association de Veille et d'Information Civique sur les Enjeux des Nanosciences et des Nanotechnologies) is running a stakeholder consultation on nanomaterials in water [in French]. The consultation is open until 28 March 2016.
On 27 January 2016, the French government enacted the Law for the Modernisation of Our Healthcare System (Loi 2016-41 pour la Modernisation de notre Système de Santé).
This law addresses many aspects of French healthcare including the fight against tobacco use, sexually transmitted diseases, medical devices and medicine safety and others. The new healthcare law also tackles the use of nanomaterials in the medical sector.
On 23 February 2016, the French Ministry for the Environment, Energy and the Sea, released the 2015 Report of the national nanomaterial registration scheme ‘r-nano’ (in French). This report analyses the results of the registration of nanomaterial substances imported, manufactured or distributed in France in 2014.
The Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy replied to a written question of Mr René Rouquet from the National Assembly on nanoparticles in consumer products [link in French].