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News & Alerts

Danish Government Finds no Environmental Risk from Common Nanomaterials
A new study by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency has concluded there is "no causes for significant environmental concerns regarding nanomaterials." The study comes on the heels of four additional studies from the agency this month examining environmental, health and safety effects of nanomaterials. Environmental Assessment of Nanomaterial...
New Nanomaterial Documents Published by Danish Environmental Protection Agency
Earlier this week, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency issued several new publications addressing environmental and human health risk assessment in nanomaterials:
2015 Nanotechnology Industries Association Annual Sympoisum Announced
RSVP today for NIA's 2015 Symposium, The Next Decade of Nanotechnology: Creating a Bold Vision for Innovation, for a robust discussion on building the foundations for another successful decade of development in nanotechnology. 
NIA EXCLUSIVE Consultation - EU Scientific Committee seeks Opinion on Testing Guidance and on Nano-Hydroxyapatite – DEADLINE – 5 January 2016
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) has recently opened two consultations on cosmetics that are set to be closed on 8 January 2015
Oeko-Institut opens Consultation on Two RoHS Exemptions for Cadmium Quantum Dots
The German environmental research institute has been tasked with the re-evaluation of the exemption of the use of cadmium quantum dots (Cd QD) in displays and lighting with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from RoHS2 restrictions, the Oeko-Institut consultation will close on 8 January 2016
European Parliament approves the Novel Foods Regulation with Nano-specific Provisions
On 28 October, the Plenary session of the European Parliament approved the Novel Foods Regulation by 359 to 202 votes with 127 abstentions, the text will now have to be ratified by the Council of the European Union before it enters into force
French Member of Parliament and Government exchange on the Labelling of Products containing Nanoparticles
The Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy replied to a written question of Mr René Rouquet from the National Assembly on nanoparticles in consumer products
New Nanomatrerial Safety Document Released by OECD
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the 58th document in their 'Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials,' Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: 2013. The new resource "compiles information...on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials" and is intended...
ECHA Executive Director Urges European Commission to Finalise REACH Annex Revisions for Nanomaterials
Today, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament hosted Mr Geert Dancet, Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), for a presentation and discussion on chemical safety regulation progress (begins at 2:25:00).
NIA Exclusive Consultation: The role of standards in your company
As part of the Membership of NIA to nanotechnology standardisation committees, and on behalf of BSI NTI/1 - Nanotechnologies, the Association has put together a short Members survey on the use of nanotechnology standards
Proposed Update to Regulation on Novel Foods is ‘Unworkable’
Changes are vague, unclear and risk countless products from SMEs across Europe being caught in unnecessary regulation
Horizon 2020 Draft Work Programme Released by European Commission
The Nanotechnology Industries Association is currently analysing these programmes on behalf of membership to identify where nanotechnology industries can add value to Horizon 2020 in the coming years
European Commission Science Committee on Consumer Safety to Evaluate Nano Titanium Dioxide
The European Commission has formally requested an evaluation of titanium dioxide from their Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). The SCCS had previously assessed titanium dioxide in 2013 and determined that at a concentration up to 25%, it posed no risk to people when used as a UV-filter, however, considered it unsuitable for use in...
NanoValid Project Requests Industry Feedback On Reference Material Needs
The NanoValid project, an EC FP7 funded initiative, has issued a questionnaire for the nanotechnology industry to provide feedback on nanomaterial reference needs
EUFP7 Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project Requests Feedback on Risk Management Practices
The Sustainable Nanotechnologies project has released a 12-question survey to help guide the development of their technological alternatives and risk management measures (TARMM) inventory
European Chemicals Agency Issues Proceedings from Nanomaterials Workshop
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.
OECD Releases New Publications on Nanomaterial Risk Assessment
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.
NanoDefine Project Seeks Input from Companies with Particle Sizing Experience
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
Belgium Releases Nanomaterials Registry Guidance
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