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OECD Publishes Summary of Dossier on Silver Nanoparticles

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report entitled Silver Nanoparticles: Summary of the Dossier. The Summary states that Korea led the testing of silver nanoparticles under OECD’s...more

EU NanoSafety Cluster Will Hold Webinar on November 20

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The European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster will hold the first in a series of webinars on November 20, 2017. The series will introduce the EU NanoSafety Cluster’s work and the key outcomes from its projects. ...more

OECD Releases Test Guidelines Specifically Developed to Address Nanomaterials

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On October 12, 2017, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced the release of 17 new, updated, corrected, or deleted Test Guidelines. The Test Guidelines include three specifically developed...more

EC Proposes to Amend REACH Annexes to Address Nanomaterials

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On October 9, 2017, the European Commission (EC) began a public consultation on a draft regulation that would amend Annexes I, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and...more

Registration Open for NNI Workshop on Open Technology Development Pathways

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As reported in our August 30, 2017, blog item, the “Technology Development Pathways: Case Studies from the [National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)]” workshop will be held November 1, 2017. According to NNI, the workshop...more

JRC Publishes NANoREG Toolbox for the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials

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The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) has published the NANoREG Toolbox for the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials. As reported in our May 8, 2017, blog item, JRC previously published a Science for Policy...more

NIA Will Hold Webinar on Safe by Design for Nanomaterials

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On October 24, 2017, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) will hold a webinar on Safe by Design for nanomaterials. NIA states that the webinar is free and open to all actors interested in nanomaterials and their...more

Switzerland Intends to Require Notification of Fibrous Nanomaterials Placed on the Market

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On September 29, 2017, Switzerland notified the European Commission (EC) of a draft amendment to the Ordinance on Protection against Dangerous Substances and Preparations. The notification states that the Ordinance on...more

OECD Tour de Table Highlights International Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

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On September 27, 2017, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a corrected version of the Developments in Delegations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials — Tour De Table, which...more

EC Begins Consultation on Revising Recommendation on Definition of Nanomaterial

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On September 15, 2017, the European Commission (EC) began a public consultation on the revision of the 2011 EC Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial. The EC intended the definition to achieve consistent...more

ISO Publishes Vocabulary Standard for Graphene and Related 2D Materials

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published standard ISO/TS 80004-13:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Vocabulary — Part 13: Graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials.” According to ISO, over...more

TURI Publishes Nanomaterials Fact Sheet

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In August 2017, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), a research, education, and policy center established by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989, published a nanomaterials fact sheet. The fact sheet is...more

RIVM Announces Model to Calculate Concentrations of Nanoparticles in the Environment

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The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on September 6, 2017, that an RIVM researcher, Joris Meesters, modified SimpleBox, a distribution model for chemicals, to create...more

Study Examines How to Reduce Nanoparticle Emissions during 3D Printing

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On August 30, 2017, Environmental Science & Technology, an American Chemical Society (ACS) publication, published a study entitled “Characterization and Control of Nanoparticle Emission during 3D Printing.” According to the...more

EC4SafeNano Survey on Demand and Supply of Services in Nanosafety Ends September 15

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Responses to the European Center for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (EC4SafeNano) survey on demand and supply of services in nanosafety are due September 15, 2017. EC4SafeNano notes...more

NIOSH Engineering Controls Program Protects Workers from Emerging Hazards

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On September 6, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Program Performance One-Pager entitled NIOSH Engineering Controls Program. The Program’s activities include providing...more

EC Environment DG Publishes Report on Assessing the Environmental Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) Environment Directorate General (DG) published an August 2017 report entitled Assessing the environmental safety of manufactured nanomaterials. The report “shows that, despite early fears,...more

ISO Publishes Standard Terms and Definitions for Cellulose Nanomaterial

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published standard ISO/TS 20477:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Standard terms and their definition for cellulose nanomaterial.” The standard states that in industrial...more

Nanochip Device with Potential To Heal Tissue and Organs

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According to a regenerative medicine article published online on August 07, 2017 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology titled “Topical tissue nano-transfection mediates non-viral stroma reprogramming and rescue”, Researchers...more

NIOSH Draft Research Agenda for Manufacturing Addresses Nanomaterials

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On August 23, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice requesting comment on its draft National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Manufacturing for...more

2017 EU-U.S. Workshop Will Be Held September 7-8, 2017

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The 2017 European Union (EU)-U.S. “Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop” will be held September 7-8, 2017, at the University of Birmingham. The workshop will be activity-driven, and the activity will be to...more

NGOs Call for France to Require Labeling and Restriction of Consumer Products

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According to a July 12, 2017, press release, a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGO) wrote to the French Prime Minister and several ministers to call for labeling and restriction of nanomaterials in consumer...more

EPA Releases Final Guidance on TSCA Section 8(a) Nanomaterial Reporting Rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Working Guidance on EPA’s Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in Commerce (Guidance) on August 14, 2017. EPA developed the final Guidance based on a...more

NIOSH Report Highlighting Second Decade of Research Agenda Includes Nano Developments

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On August 10, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a report entitled National Occupational Research Agenda: Second Decade in Review | 2006-2016. The report outlines the progress...more

EPA Publishes Final Guidance as Final TSCA Section 8(a) Rule Takes Effect

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On August 14, 2017, as the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) information gathering rule on nanomaterials took effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published “working guidance” intended...more

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