The European Chemicals Agency  (ECHA), in partnership with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), have issued a new publication  providing guidance on nanoform grouping for hazard assessment.

 

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) has published an assessment of zinc oxide nanoparticles in food contact materials that recommends the European Commission reconsider safety migration levels (SMLs) to ensure they take into account dietary exposure from other sources.

 

On 23 February 2016, the French Ministry for the Environment, Energy and the Sea, released the 2015 Report of the national nanomaterial registration scheme ‘r-nano’ (in French). This report analyses the results of the registration of nanomaterial substances imported, manufactured or distributed in France in 2014.

 

Read more: http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/Rapport_public_R-nano_2015.pdf

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released two new documents in their 'Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials':

Read more: http://www.oecd.org/science/nanosafety/publicationsintheseriesonthesafetyofmanufacturednanomaterials.htm

The European Commission has released their draft Impact Assessment for Annexes to REACH for registration of nanomaterials.

Read more:  http://ec.europa.eu/smart-regulation/roadmaps/docs/2014_env_013_nanomaterials_en.pdf