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/

ISO standard describes aerosol generation for air exposure studies of nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published standard ISO/TR 19601:2017, “Nanotechnologies – Aerosol generation for air exposure studies of nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA).”……… http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/iso-standard-describes-aerosol-generation-for-air-exposure-studies-of-nano-objects-and-their-aggregates-and-agglomerates/

Germany publishes Expert Dialogue report on application of nanotechnologies in the construction sector

On 1st June, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety published meeting documents from the Expert Dialogue on “Opportunities and Risks of the Application of Nanotechnologies in the Construction Sector.” …….. http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/germany-publishes-expert-dialogue-report-on-application-of-nanotechnologies-in-the-construction-sector/

Nanoparticles as food additives: improving risk assessment

The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years. Now, however, researchers working on the National Research Programme “Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials” have discovered that these nanoparticles can affect the immune system of the digestive tract…… http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/nanoparticles-as-food-additives-improving-risk-assessment/

Novel in vitro inhalation exposure system developed at the University of Salzburg

In a collaboration between Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS) and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO NV), researchers have developed a novel air-liquid interface exposure system, affectionately named the NAVETTA by its creator Dr Madl, for the exposure of aerosolised engineered nanoparticles to living cells….. http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/novel-in-vitro-inhalation-exposure-system-developed-at-the-university-of-salzburg/      

Comparisons of the biodistribution and toxicological examinations after repeated intravenous administration of silver and gold nanoparticles in mice

Nanoparticles (NPs) size, surface functionalization, and concentration were claimed to contribute to distribution and toxicity outcomes of NPs in vivo. However, intrinsic chemical compositions of NPs caused inconsistent biodistribution and toxic profiles which attracted little attention. In this study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were used to determine the biodistribution, toxickinetic, and genotoxicity […]

Nano-tech Street Protest on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

The protest group “THONG”, this week, used Street-Theater tactics on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue to draw attention to one of the first commercial nano-tech involved consumer products, a branded line of stain and water repellant clothing. Looking at the store sign, can you guess who the target market is?…. https://www.treehugger.com/culture/nano-tech-street-protest-on-chicagos-magnificent-mile.html

ANSES’s proposal for titanium dioxide to be classified as carcinogenic by inhalation submitted for public consultation

ANSES has submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for titanium dioxide to be classified as a Category 1B carcinogen by inhalation. Since 31 May 2016, this proposal has been the subject of a public consultation on the ECHA website to enable interested stakeholders to present their points of view, scientific arguments or […]

Germany launches 2020 nanomaterials action plan

‘Coherent approach’ towards precautionary principle endorsed Germany has adopted its third nanotechnology action plan, which outlines a strategy for the safe and environmentally friendly production of nanomaterials from 2016-2020. The ministry of education and research (BMBF), which submitted the plan, said projects involving nanomaterials will focus on regulatory and safety matters…… https://chemicalwatch.com/50559/germany-launches-2020-nanomaterials-action-plan

Elsevier Announces the Launch of NanoImpact, a New Multidisciplinary Journal Publishing Research that Focusses on the Impact of Nanomaterials on Human Health and the Environment

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of NanoImpact, a new multidisciplinary journal that is devoted to publishing cutting edge research addressing the behavior and impact of nanomaterials on human health and environmental systems. NanoImpact welcomes article submissions in the following four main areas of research: […]

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