Joint Workshop on risk assessment and risk management strategies applied to nanomaterials


This workshop is a forum for nanotechnology researchers, industry, and regulators to present and discuss research findings on the use of innovative modelling and experimental approaches to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials, enabling the safe handling of nanomaterials and minimizing potentially associated impacts throughout product life cycle. Register here


Swedish Chemical Agency proposed an approach to registering nanomaterials to the Swedish Government.


The Swedish Chemical Agency (KEMI) has proposed a registration scheme for nanomaterials. The report outlines a plan for a registry in Sweden under the existing Swedish Products Register that already gathers information on chemicals and biotechnical organisms that are manufactured in or transferred or imported into Sweden. KEMI proposed that nanomaterials, defined according to the European Commission Recommendation for a Definition of Nanomaterial (2011/696) but excluding naturally occurring and unintentionally produced nanomaterials, would have to be registered as a specific category under the Products Register.


Danish Government concluded there is no environmental risk from common Nanomaterials


The Danish Environmental Protection Agency have published the study “Environmental Assessment of Nanomaterials Use in Denmark”. The study conclude there is “no causes for significant environmental concerns regarding nanomaterials. This publication comes on the heels of four additional studies from the agency in this month examining environmental, health and safety effects of nanomaterials.


Danish Environmental Protection Agency published new documents about risk assessment of nanomaterials



New publications about environmental and human health risk assessment in nanomaterials were issued by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. These new publications presented new data for environmental, health and safety assessment of several nanomaterials as well as summarize the available literature for others.


The Joint Research Center published the third report based on EC’s Recommendation for a Definition of the Term “Nanomaterial”


In 2013, The Joint Research Center (JRC) started to develop a series of three scientific-technical reports based on evaluation of options to clarify the European Commision’s (EC) 2011 Recommendation on a definition of nanomaterials. Now they have published the third report entitled “Towards a review of the EC Recommendation for a definition of the term “nanomaterial”: Part 3: Scientific-technical evaluation of options to clarify the definition and to facilitate its implementation.”




Date of the last update: 31/03/2016