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JRC Opens Call to Access JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory

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The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) has opened a call to access its Nanobiotechnology Laboratory. The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory features state-of-the-art equipped facilities designed to foster...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, February 2018

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TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - Recording Available From “Chemical Regulation In 2018: A Sneak Preview Of Things To Come” Webinar: A recording is now available of “Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come,” the...more

NIA Will Hold Webinar on Nanomedicine: Diagnostics and Therapeutics Advancing through Nanotechnology

On March 7, 2018, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) will hold a webinar on “Nanomedicine: Diagnostics and therapeutics advancing through nanotechnology.” The webinar will focus on the diagnostic and...more

Belgium Modifies Royal Decree Regarding the Placement on the Market of Substances Manufactured at the Nanoscale, Requires...

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Belgium published in the January 15, 2018, Official Gazette an amendment to the Royal Decree regarding the placement on the market of substances manufactured at the nanoscale. Under the amendment, cosmetic products as...more

NNI Will Hold Meetings in 2018

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The Office of Science and Technology Policy published a Federal Register notice on January 23, 2018, announcing that the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | January 2018 #2

Organic Group Objects to Withdrawal of OLPP - A group of organic food producers, retailers and certifiers has published a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post containing the text of a letter to Secretary of...more

NIOSH Will Use Experience in Managing Engineered Nanomaterials to Address Advanced Manufacturing

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Charles Geraci, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, Associate Director for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Laura Hodson, MSPH, CIH, FAIHA, Coordinator of the NIOSH...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2018

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TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - Lynn L. Bergeson, “Resetting The TSCA Inventory: Why This Is Important,” Environmental Quality Management, Volume 27, Issue 1, Fall 2017: On August 11, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...more

EFSA Begins Public Consultation on Guidance for the Risk Assessment of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Applications

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On January 12, 2018, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on its draft guidance for the risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in the food and feed chain. The...more

IOSH Publishes Research Report and Industry Guidance on Nanotechnology in Construction and Demolition

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On January 8, 2017, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) announced the availability of a research report on nanotechnology in construction and demolition, as well as guidance for industry. The aim of the...more

Germany Publishes Report on Scientific Stakeholder Meeting on Nanomaterials in the Environment

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The German Environment Agency (UBA) has published a report summarizing the contents and outcomes of the October 2017 scientific stakeholder meeting on nanomaterials in the environment. The meeting focused on the relevant...more

EEB Finds Estonian EU Council Presidency Failed to Fill Regulatory Gaps on Nanomaterials

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) announced on December 22, 2017, the availability of its assessment of the environmental performance of the Estonian Presidency of the European Union (EU). The assessment is based on...more

NIOSH Plans to Support Implementation of WHO Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials

On December 15, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled “WHO Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials.” As reported in our December 13, 2017, blog item, the...more

UNEP Report on Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern Includes Nanomaterials

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In early December 2017, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) published Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern. The report covers six key emerging issues: the environmental dimension of...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, December 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA - Deadline Approaching For Comments On EPA’s Proposed Reporting Requirements For TSCA Mercury Inventory: As reported in our TSCAblog® item, on October 26, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...more

Presentations Available from ECHA Webinar on REACH Guidance for Nanomaterials

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On November 30, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held a webinar to explain the support documentation available for registrants that cover nanoforms in their Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of...more

WHO Publishes Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials

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In December 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published WHO Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials. WHO developed the Guidelines, which provide recommendations on how best...more

ISO Publishes Standard on Aquatic Toxicity Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials in Saltwater Lakes

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In November 2017, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published standard ISO/TS 20787:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Aquatic toxicity assessment of manufactured nanomaterials in saltwater lakes using Artemia...more

INRS 2016/2017 Brochure Includes Studies in Progress Concerning Manufactured Nanomaterials

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On November 23, 2017, the French National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases (INRS) published a report summarizing studies and research completed in 2016 and in progress in...more

UBA Report Summarizes Work to Develop New OECD Test Guideline on Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials

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In December 2017, Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) published a report entitled Clarification of methodical questions regarding the investigation of nanomaterials in the environment: Development of a decision...more

RIVM Takes Critical Look at EUON

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The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) published a brochure entitled “The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials: A step forward?” on November 30, 2017. RIVM concludes that the...more

NNI Publishes Supplement to President’s 2018 Budget Request

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On November 30, 2017, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published a supplement to the President’s 2018 budget. The supplement also serves as NNI’s annual report and summarizes the progress made in achieving NNI’s...more

NanoReg2 Begins Survey Concerning Knowledge of Risks from Nanomaterials and Concept of Safe-by-Design

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On behalf of its project partner, the Institute of Occupational Medicine, NanoReg2 seeks information from organizations that manufacture, make, use, distribute, or dispose of nanomaterials. NanoReg2 states that, as part of...more

Germany Publishes Report on Relationship of Nanomaterial’s Physical-Chemical Properties and Aquatic Toxicity for the Purpose of...

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Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) published a November 2017 report entitled Considerations about the relationship of nanomaterial’s physical-chemical properties and aquatic toxicity for the purpose of grouping. The...more

EC Publishes Report on Ecosystem to Accelerate Uptake of Innovation in Materials Technology

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In October 2017, the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Research and Innovation published a report entitled An ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of innovation in materials technology: Report by the High Level...more

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