News & Alerts
Posted on 12 Jan 2018
The European Food Safety Authority has launched a public consultation on a draft EFSA guidance on the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain: Part 1, human and animal health.
Posted on 19 Dec 2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently published Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials (MNM). This document, intended for policy makers and occupational health and safety professionals contains recommendations on ‘how best to protect workers from the potential risks of MNMs’ but are ‘not...
US FDA publishes Draft Guidance for Industry on Drug Products, Including Biological Products, that Contain Nanomaterials
Posted on 18 Dec 2017
The United States Federal Drug Administration has published a draft Guidance on Drug Products, Including Biological Products, that Contain Nanomaterials on 18 December 2017
Posted on 7 Dec 2017
The German Umweltbundesamt (Environment Protection Agency), has released a document entitled Clarification of methodical questions regarding the investigation of nanomaterials in the environment. This results presented in this publication were included in the OECD Test Guid
Posted on 5 Dec 2017
The Swedish Chemical Agency (KEMI) today published their rules requiring companies to register information about nanomaterials to the Swedish Products Register. The rules enter into force on 1 January 2018, and consequently, information will need to be provided to the Products Register by February 2019, for products on the Swedish market in 2018....
Posted on 29 Nov 2017
The German Umweltbudesamt (Environment Protection Agency) has published a report on Considerations about the relationship of nanomaterial’s physical-chemical properties and aquatic toxicity for the purpose of grouping. The publication presents an analysis of the physical-chemical properties of fourteen different subtypes of nanoscale silver, zinc...
Posted on 6 Nov 2017
NIA has today submitted our position on the European Commission proposal for amending the REACH Annexes to address nanoform substances.
Posted on 1 Nov 2017
NIA's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Dr David Carlander, has been interviewed in the Chemistry World publication of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry, in its article 'New testing guidelines to standardise toxicity testing for nanomaterials' published on October 27, 2017. Dr Carlander as well as Dr Andrew Maynard, Professor professor at the school...
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
NIA, as one of the accredited stakeholder to the ECHA Nanomaterials Expert Group (ECHA NMEG) will attend the 10th Meeting of this group in November. The meeting will be over 2 days with one additional day to discuss OECD technical guidance documents. NIA Members are invited to visit the NIA Members Only Area to find more information about the...
OECD publishes Test Guideline on Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials and updates Two Other Test Guidelines for Nanomaterials
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Test Guideline 318: Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials in Simulated Environmental Media has been released by the OECD. According to the international organisation it ‘provides a simple and effective tool that can analyse the dispersion stability of nanomaterials in aqueous media. It is one of the prerequisites for a subsequent robust and...
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a summary dossier of the Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Silver Nanoparticles. Launched by the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) in 2007, the Testing Programme has collected information on 11 different nanomaterials. Dossiers...
Posted on 11 Oct 2017
The European Commission has just published its proposal for amending the REACH Annexes to address nanoform substances. The proposal is in the form of a Commission Regulation to amend Annexes I, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII. The Commission Regulation itself is only 3 Articles, and the main text changes for the REACH Annexes are provided in...
Posted on 2 Oct 2017
Last week, ECHA Risk Assessment Committee, adopted by written procedure its previous draft for harmonised classification and labelling of Titanium Dioxide, which has previously not been included in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation
Posted on 4 Sep 2017
A publication in the French consumer protection magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs on the unlabelled presence of titanium dioxide (TiO2, food additive E171) nanoparticles in food products has reopened the debate around nanomaterials in food in France
Posted on 14 Aug 2017
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
Posted on 7 Jul 2017
The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released two decision annulling a 2015 ECHA decision requiring additional information and data on Syntetic Amorphous Silica (SAS). The original decision was based on substance evaluation performed by The Netherlands Competent Authority where a number of requests were made. The...
Posted on 14 Jun 2017
ECHA has just launched the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). The EUON is a website in 23 EU languages that will aim to give citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market. The EUON will be launched in 3 steps, with additional information being made available at each step and is...
Posted on 9 Jun 2017
The ECHA Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has been assessing TiO2 under the CLP regulation. Today, 9 June, ECHA published a press release that 'Titanium dioxide proposed to be classified as suspected of causing cancer when inhaled'. RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify...
Posted on 25 May 2017
On 25th of May, ECHA published five documents related to nanomaterials. These documents, 4 which are guidance documents and one which is a recommendation how to prepare REACH registration dossiers containing nanoforms. All these documents are valuable for the 2018 registration deadline as well as for already registered substances.