United States

United States Registration Scheme Goes Live – Guidance document Released

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on Chemical Substances When Manufactured Or Processed As Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting And Recordkeeping Requirements has entered into force on 14 August 2017. It is now supported by a working guidance which clarifies the requirements of the rule.

US NIOSH opens consultation on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials Publication

Late January 2016, the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a draft document on the Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterial. This document contains a literature review as well as recommendations for the safe handling of silver nanoparticles and research needs to fill in data gaps and is now open for comments with a deadline on 21 March 2016.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Publishes Guidance on Nanomaterials in Feed

This month, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance on nanomaterial applications in animal feed in a publication, Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals. The document provides essential guidance that can help stakeholders identify and address any safety or regulatory challenges before taking a product to market.