EU Commission adopts the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials

(Nanowerk News) On 3 October 2012, the Commission adopted the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials. It describes the Commission’s plans to improve EU law and its application to ensure their safe use.
This Communication constitutes the follow-up to the 2008 Commission Communication on regulatory aspects of nanomaterials. It assesses the adequacy and implementation of EU legislation for nanomaterials, indicates follow-up actions and responds to issues raised by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee.
It is accompanied by a Staff Working Paper on nanomaterial types and uses, including Safety Aspects which responds to the European Parliament’s concern that the Commission’s approach to nanomaterials is jeopardised by the lack of information on the use and on the safety of nanomaterials that are already on the market. The SWP provides detailed information on the definition of nanomaterials, nanomaterial markets, uses, benefits, health and safety aspects, risk assessment, and information and databases on nanomaterials.
Source: EU Commission
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