OECD
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced the release of 17 new, updated, corrected or deleted Test Guidelines. The Test Guidelines include three that are specifically developed for nanomaterials. A full list of publications in the Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is available on the OECD WPMN website via http://www.oecd.org/env/ehs/nanosafety/publications-series-safety-manufactured-nanomaterials.htm  (1) Test No. 318: Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials in Simulated Environmental Media (PDF, 1.5 MB)This...

NanoSafety Cluster Bulletin 2017
The European NanoSafety-Cluster (NSC) has recently published the Autumn 2017 issue of its bulletin and newsletter compilation outlining recent NSC news, project news, up-coming events and research opportunities. The issue focuses new developments within the Nanosafety Cluster, report on the NSC Steering Group Face-to-Face Meeting & ECHA Data Harmonisation Workshop, results from the EU Projects NanoDefine, OpenRiskNet and forthcoming events including the OpenTox2017 and the start of the NSC webinar series. The complete bulletin (PDF, 1.7 MB) is available for download via...

OECD report
On Nov 7th, 2017, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report entitled “Consumer and Environmental Exposure to Manufactured Nanomaterials — Information used to characterize exposures: Analysis of a Survey”. The report provides a “light analysis” of the results of a Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) survey on consumer and environmental exposures to manufactured nanomaterials. The survey, initiated in 2015, was designed to collect information used to characterise consumer and environmental exposures for human and ecological...

comments to REACH amendment
Beginning of October 2017, the European Commission (EC) began a public consultation (open until 6th Nov 2017) on a draft regulation that would amend Annexes I, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation to address nanoforms of substances. The EC has now posted the received 36 comments from Business associations, Public authorities, Non-governmental organisations, Company/business organisations, Environmental organisations, Academic/research institutions and others online on their...

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