European Commission publishes Final Reports on REACH Implementation Projects
The European Commission today released the final reports of two REACH Implementation Projects on Nanomaterials (RIP-oNs): RIP-oN2: Specific advice on fulfilling information requirements for nanomaterials under REACH and RIP-oN3: Specific advice on exposure assessment and Hazard/Risk Characterisation for nanomaterials under REACH.
Commissioned by the EC JRC's Institute for Health & Consumer Protection (IHCP), the projects intended to develop specific advice on the implementation of REACH for nanomaterials. The outputs from the projects have been developed over a period of 12-16 months in consultation with a range of stakeholders. The reports have scoped the current state-of-the-science regarding assessment of nanomaterials in the context of REACH and provide recommendations to the European Commission on how the REACH Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment could be further developed to better address nanomaterials.
The projects were led by SAFENANO (Institute of Occupational Medicine), and included the Nanotechnology Industries Association, Cefic, and Soluzioni Informatiche, thereby bringing together internationally renowned experts from disciplines including physical sciences, life sciences, occupational hygiene, and risk assessment.