On  January 2016, the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a draft document on the Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterial.. This document contains a literature review as well as recommendations for the safe handling of silver nanoparticles and research needs to fill in data gaps and is now open for comments with a deadline on 21 March 2016.

 

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released new safety data dossier for titanium dioxide as part of their Working Party's testing programme and their 'Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials' publication series.

 

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published a paper reviewing "ten years of history of OECD's work on nanosafety" and their achievements to date.

 

The purpose of the OECD Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is to provide up-to-date information on the diverse activities at OECD related to human health and environmental safety. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released two new documents in their 'Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials':

The Ministry of Environment and Food in Denmark has released a new report which estimates the administrative burdens arising from businesses obligation to report to the Nanoproduct register' in Denmark. The Ministry estimated administrative burdens on businesses to be as high as 62.3 million Danish Krone in 2015, however only 350,000 of this was incurred by companies reporting to the Registry. The remaining costs were incurred by companies who had to assess their reporting obligations.

 

Read more: http://www2.mst.dk/Udgiv/publications/2015/12/978-87-93435-09-4.pdf