The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a new 61-page report chronicling the proceedings of the Topical Scientific Workshop: Regulatory Challenges in the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials held in October 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The event brought together nearly 200 experts in nanomaterial risk assessment including academics, policymakers, industry and NGOs. NIA's David Carlander was a member of the event's scientific committee and co-chaired a panel discussion with ECHA.
The event successfully provided a platform for robust discussion on nanomaterial regulation while outlining new areas for research. Its outcome has helped shape global regulatory discussions and, with the publishing of these proceedings, will continue to drive the conversation.