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ECHA to hold Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is to hold a Topical Scientific Workshop on the Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials. The aim is to ‘discuss and update principles and guidelines for assessing human health and environmental risks of chemical substances in [the] nanoform’. NIA’s Dr Carlander will be a member of the Scientific Committee preparing the workshop’s programme.

To be held between 23 and 24 October at ECHA’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, the workshop brings experts together ‘to address how the main long term challenges from the regulatory perspective can be reflected and employed in the current and future research topics on nanomaterials’. Discussions will be ‘reinforced by information of the recent developments and of risk assessment methodologies applied in chemicals management both within and outside the European Union’. The topics, to be discussed in plenary, panel discussion and poster sessions, are:

  • ‘Challenges in regulatory risk assessment of nanomaterials
  • Measurements and characterisation of nanomaterials
  • Metrology and dose metrics for hazard and exposure assessment throughout the life cycle
  • Environmental fate, persistence and bioaccumulation throughout the life cycle
  • Read-across and categories of nanomaterials’

Participation is by invited only, though parties with an interest can apply.


Follow this link for more information and to express an interest in taking part.

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