The latest issue of the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) newsletter includes a guest column by NIA. In this article the Association states that ‘it is the view of NIA that the registration of nanomaterials in REACH is appropriate, and that additional registration initiatives should be avoided’.
In the article Nanotechnology Industries Association’s view on nanomaterials under REACH, found on page 3 of ECHA’s October 2013 newsletter, NIA’s Director of Advocacy of David Carlander writes that, ‘it is the view of NIA that REACH offers all the required possibilities for managing nanomaterials’. Nanomaterials definition under REACH as a ‘substance’ is one strongly supported by NIA.
Dr Carlander also warns against ‘an ill-fated situation’; by increasing administrative burdens through individual national nanomaterial registries, Europe risks ‘hamper[ing] development and innovation’ and losing industry. Member States should remember that ‘the R in REACH stands for registration’ and therefore focus on using REACH.
Follow this link to read the full article in the October 2013 edition of ECHA’s newsletter.