Project Details

Project reference LIFE11 ENV/ES/000549
Duration 01-OCT-2012 to 30-SEP -2015
Total budget 915,861.00 €
EU contribution 457,929.00 €
Project location Bruxelles-Brussel,Cataluña,Comunidad Valenciana,South East (UK)

Expected Results

The main outcome of the project will be a web-based toolkit, available for free to all European stakeholders, delivering:

  • Improved risk assessment of nanomaterials along their lifecycle, including standard testing models and exposure scenarios;
  • Improved implementation of the REACH regulation;
  • Decreased pollution risk to the environment and human health from new and developing nanotechnologies; and
  • A reduction by 5-10% of nanoparticles escaping to the air, water and/or soil from the production process, depending on the specific measures implemented in each exposure scenario.


The 'REACHnano' project aims to provide the industry and stakeholders with easy-to-use tools to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials along their lifecycle. It thus seeks to support the implementation of the REACH regulation with regard to nanomaterials and ultimately improve the protection of the environment and human health from risk.



The development of nanomaterials - defined as having at least one dimension of 100 nanometres or less – is a particularly exciting area of science and industry. Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are expected to yield numerous technological advances, including in health care through new treatments and methods of drug delivery.




Date of the last update: 31/03/2016