News & Alerts
Posted on 8 Sep 2015
This month, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released two new publications providing guidance to nanomaterial developers on risk assessment, measurement and mitigation.
Posted on 4 Sep 2015
NanoDefine, a European FP7 research project developing integrated approaches to implementing the European Commission nanomaterial definition recommendation, is seeking input from companies with experience in various nanomaterial sizing techniques
Posted on 4 Sep 2015
This week, Belgium's Federal Public Service (FPS) for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment issued guidance for companies preparing to register nanomaterials used in the country
Posted on 26 Aug 2015
The National Institute for Health and Environment in the Netherlands has released a new tool to help companies and researchers evaluate exposure by simulating how nanomaterials will act when used as part of an aerosol spray . The ConsExpo Nano, which was developed as part of the NanoNextNI project, Predictive Modeling of Human Exposure, ...
Posted on 24 Aug 2015
The Board of Directors for the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), the sector-independent and responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supplies chain, has formally selected Dr. David Carlander to serve as the permanent NIA Director General.
Posted on 19 Aug 2015
This week, the United Kingdom's Health and Safety Laboratory, a division of the Health and Safety Executive, issued a report assessing how employees encounter airborne nanomaterials during their manufacture, handling and use, as well as the steps companies are taking to ensure safe exposure rates. The study was limited in scope, assessing only...
Posted on 18 Aug 2015
This month, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance on nanomaterial applications in animal feed in a publication, Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals.
Posted on 18 Aug 2015
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published risk assessment test recommendations for nanomaterials based off the results of in-vitro testing of six nanomaterials as part of a recent study in PLOS One.
Posted on 11 Aug 2015
On 25 July 2015, the Canadian Minister of Environment requested nanomaterial producers supply a wide range of data on product research, use in the commercial and consumer markets, and quantity manufactured or imported.
Posted on 13 Jul 2015
EC JRC published the third and last report of the series of reports on the review of the European Commission Recommendation for a Definition of Nanomaterial (2011/0696)
Posted on 2 Jul 2015
On 2 July 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 30-day extension of the comment period for the consultation on the proposed rule: Chemical Substances When Manufactured Or Processed As Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting And Recordkeeping Requirements. Originally set for 6 July 2015, the deadline for submitting...
Posted on 26 Jun 2015
On 25 June 2015, the European Parliament’s committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has given its support to the compromise text of the Council of the European Union on the proposed Regulation on Novel Foods 2013/0435 (COD)
UPDATE: NIA EXCLUSIVE Consultation - US EPA proposed Rule for TSCA Section 8(a) - DEADLINE: 3 July 2015
Posted on 25 Jun 2015
NIA is collecting feedback from its Members on the US EPA proposed rulemaking Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Posted on 9 Jun 2015
On 9 June 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) has made its web platform on the testing programme of manufactured nanomaterials public.
Posted on 22 May 2015
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) has been tasked with the designing of a national nanomaterial register in Sweden. In 2013, the Swedish authorities had advocated the creation of register in its National Action Plan for the safe use and handling of Nanomaterials.
US EPA announces 11 June 2015 Public Meeting on Proposed Nanoscale Materials Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule
Posted on 8 May 2015
On 11 June 2015, the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting on the topic of the proposed rule Chemical Substances when manufactured or processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements.
UPDATE - NIA EXCLUSIVE Consultation: Canadian Proposed Approaches to Regulating Nanoscale Substances – DEADLINE: 13 May 2015
Posted on 5 May 2015
NIA Members are invited to provide comments to the Canadian Proposed Approaches to Regulating Nanoscale Substances
Posted on 21 Apr 2015
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) met for a plenary meeting on 25 March 2015. In this meeting, the Committee finalised an opinion on MBBT used in cosmetic products. It concluded that this substance is safe for use in cosmetic products under certain conditions
Posted on 13 Apr 2015
Prompted by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) conducted a safety assessment study on the use of zinc oxide nanoparticles (coated and uncoated) in food contact materials
SCENIHR Position Statement flags Nanomaterials in Medical Imaging and Drug Delivery and Graphene as Emerging Issues
Posted on 10 Apr 2015
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published a Position Statement on emerging and newly identified health risks to be drawn to the attention of the European Commission; this document was adopted at the plenary of the scientific committee of 20 November 2014