WHO guidelines on protecting workers from potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials

The term nanomaterials refers to materials that have at least one dimension (height, width or length) that is smaller than 100 nanometres (10−7 metre), which is about the size of a virus particle. This particular size dimension represents a major characteristic of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs). The unique properties of MNMs may result in better paints, […]

EC Begins Consultation on Revising Recommendation on Definition of Nanomaterial

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 application of the term nanomaterial across all legislation…….. https://www.natlawreview.com/article/ec-begins-consultation-revising-recommendation-definition-nanomaterial  

EPA Issues Direct Final SNURs for Carbon Nanotube (Generic) and Nanocarbon (Generic)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated on September 21, 2017, significant new use rules (SNUR) for 37 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). Six of the chemical substances, including carbon nanotube (generic) and nanocarbon (generic), are subject to consent orders issued by EPA under Section 4 of the Toxic Substances […]

ISO Publishes Vocabulary Standard for Graphene and Related 2D Materials

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 the last decade, interest has arisen in graphene due to its “many exceptional properties.” …… http://nanotech.lawbc.com/2017/09/iso-publishes-vocabulary-standard-for-graphene-and-related-2d-materials/

Analysis of Recent Unqualified Sunscreen Products in China

CFDA is paying special attention to supervision and enforcement of sunscreen products. 15 sunscreen products were found unqualified, the major reason was that ingredients claimed on label did not correspond to the actual product. Unqualified Sunscreen Products 2017 No. Product Type Investigating Result 1 UV filter Cream Absence of Benzophenone-3, 3-(4’-Methylbenzylidene)-dl- camphor, 1-(4-Tert-butylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) propane-1,3-dione, 2-Ethylhexyl […]

EU Prohibited HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE and other two ingredients in cosmetics

EU amended cosmetic ingredient standards (EC), added several prohibited ingredients and changed limited ingredient list. As a cosmetic regulation sample, EU’s regulation has long been followed by Asia Pacific, and this amendment may affect ingredient standards in Asia Pacific. On Aug, 3th 2017, EU added 3-and4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC), atranol, and chloroatranol these three ingredients into […]

Evaluation of the availability and applicability of computational approaches in the safety assessment of nanomaterials: Final report of the Nanocomput project

This is the final report of the Nanocomput project, the main aims of which were to review the current status of computational methods that are potentially useful for predicting the properties of engineered nanomaterials, and to assess their applicability in order to provide advice on the use of these approaches for the purposes of the […]

Sweden to require information on nanomaterials in product register notifications

The Swedish Government has notified the European Commission (EC) that it intends to amend the information requirements concerning the Swedish Chemicals Agency’s (KEMI) product register to require notifiers to provide information on nanomaterials contained in the product…. http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/sweden-to-require-information-on-nanomaterials-in-product-register-notifications/

EC publishes catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products placed in the EU market

On the 15th of June, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published a catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products on the European Union market. Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 requires the EC to publish a catalogue of all nanomaterials used in cosmetics placed on the market, indicating the categories and foreseeable exposure conditions….. http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/ec-publishes-catalogue-of-nanomaterials-used-in-cosmetic-products-placed-in-the-eu-market/

WHO seeks comment on draft document concerning assessing the risk of immunotoxicity associated with exposure to nanomaterials

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS) published a draft Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) Document, Principles and Methods to Assess the Risk of Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to Nanomaterials. …. http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/who-seeks-comment-on-draft-document-concerning-assessing-the-risk-of-immunotoxicity-associated-with-exposure-to-nanomaterials/

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