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NSC Research Regulatory Roadmap 2017

The European NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) has recently published a Roadmap report entitled "Research priorities relevant to development or updating of nano-relevant regulations and guidelines".

The purpose of the document, authored by Professor Vicki Stone in collaboration with numerous other members of the NSC, is to identify complete and ongoing activities associated with development of appropriate regulations relevant to promoting the safety of nanomaterials. In doing so, the document identifies research areas or priorities that need to be addressed further in order to facilitate this process.

There are already several regulations in EU that specifically mention nanoparticles or nanomaterials. The first EU regulation mentioning nanotechnology was the Food Additive Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008. Since then, other adapted regulations have been incorporated in areas relevant to food, cosmetics, packaging and biocides. However, as noted by the authors, there remain significant gaps in knowledge and procedures that need to be addressed in order to generate appropriate and proportionate regulation for nanomaterials that is informed by a sound evidence base..

 

  • Read the complete press release (www.safenano.org, 10.03.2017) online via http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/eu-nanosafety-cluster-publishes-research-regulatory-roadmap/

 

Original Publication

Vicki Stone*, Serli Önlü, Enrico Bergamaschi, David Carlander, Anna Costa, Wilson Engelmann, Antoine Ghanem, Sonja Hartl, Danail Hristozov, Janeck J. Scott-Fordsmand, Keld Alstrup Jensen, Frank von der Kammer, Jacques-Aurelien Sergent, Monita Sharma, Maria Dusinska, Bernd Nowack, Phil Sayre, Ulla Vogel, Martie van Tongeren, Socorro Vázquez-Campos, and Wendel Wohlleben (2017). Research priorities relevant to development or updating of nano-relevant regulations and guidelines. European NanoSafety Cluster 2017 (PDF, 706 KB)

https://www.nanosafetycluster.eu/uploads/files/pdf/RRR_Final_version_090317.pdf

 

 

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