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EC Committee Includes Micro- and Nano-Plastic in the Environment and Nanoparticles Released from Building Materials and Construction Waste on List of Emerging Issues
Posted On: 02/26/19
"The European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) publish...
Indoor Air Pollution Standards Announced for 3D Printers
Posted On: 02/12/19
The first voluntary standards to limit indoor air pollution from desktop 3D printers emphasize proper ventilation and t...
EPA Withdraws SNUR for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Posted On: 01/02/19
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice on December 7, 2018, withdrawing sig...
REACH: Closing the gap for nanomaterials
Posted On: 01/02/19
European Commission adopts new registration requirements for nanomaterials under REACH, clarifying how to register nano...
EPA Publishes SNUR for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Posted On: 11/30/18
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a direct final rule promulgating significant new use ...
NIOSH publishes slides from silver nanomaterials webinar
Posted On: 11/09/18
NIOSH held a public online webinar on October 30th on their reivised draft Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Ef...
Revised Draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials
Posted On: 09/27/18
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...
French State Secretary for Ecology announced Plans to ban Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles from Food Products
Posted On: 07/02/18
The French State Secretary for Ecology, Ms Brune Poirson, announced in the newspaper Le Parisien that the Gove...
NNI Supplement to the President's 2018 Budget
Posted On: 12/21/17
This document is a supplement to the President’s 2018 Budget request submitted to Congress on May 23rd, 2017, and...
EPA Issues Direct Final SNURs for Carbon Nanotube (Generic) and Nanocarbon (Generic)
Posted On: 10/03/17
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated on September 21, 2017, significant new use rules (SNUR) for ...
Working Guidance on EPA’s Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in Commerce
Posted On: 10/03/17
General guidance to assist in complying with EPA's Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in Comm...
Proposal for a new legislative framework for regulating nanomaterials
Posted On: 09/08/17
There is a proposal for a new legislative framework tailored for nanomaterials and their applications called Registrati...
NanoData landscape compilation: Construction
Posted On: 07/05/17
"This report offers a snapshot of the status of the environment for nanotechnology in the context of construction. The ...
Germany Publishes Meeting Report from Expert Dialogue on Application of Nanotechnologies in the Construction Sector
Posted On: 06/28/17
"On June 1, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety published ...
EPA delays effective date of final rule for reporting and recordkeeping requirements for nanoscale materials
Posted On: 05/16/17
"Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby extending the effective date of the final rule that appeared in the Fe...
New Documents on Nanotechnology, VOCs Available from AIHA Volunteer Groups
Posted On: 04/19/17
"New guidance sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Nanotechnology Working Group addresses st...
The Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials
Posted On: 02/01/17
"Engineered nanomaterials are fascinating. Just by making stuff smaller researchers have discovered forms of materials ...
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Review of the NNI for 2017 (letter report)
Posted On: 01/18/17
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released its most recent review of the National Nan...
First-Ever Nanoscale Chemicals Data Collection Rule Imminent
Posted On: 01/06/17
"Industry and environmental health advocates plan to scrutinize a forthcoming final Environmental Protection Agency rul...
Occupational exposure limits for manufactured nanomaterials, a systematic review
Posted On: 12/13/16
Article in Nanotoxicology, November 2016
Citizens and experts to get more information on nanomaterials
Posted On: 12/08/16
Better access to relevant and understandable information about nanomaterials both for European citizens and experts. Th...
Researchers Develop Hazard Assessment for Nanomaterials
Posted On: 11/28/16
Analysis Uncovers Health and Environmental Hazards in Nanosilver Products Already on Store Shelves, Points to Haphazard...
EPA Submits Final TSCA Rule on Nanomaterials to OMB for Review
Posted On: 10/12/16
"On October 7, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (O...
Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise Volume 1
Posted On: 10/05/16
Advances in nanotechnology and the value of precautionary risk management for the safe and responsible development and ...
EPA Promulgates SNUR for Functionalized CNTs (Generic)
Posted On: 05/23/16
"On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated, through a direct final rule, significant ...
Scale back nanomaterial reporting proposals, industry tells EPA
Posted On: 09/04/15
"Chemical industry groups have urged the US EPA to revise and reissue its proposed reporting and recordkeeping rule for...
Big questions about risk assessment of nanomaterials
Posted On: 08/26/15
"When it comes to nanotechnology, Australians have shown strong support for regulation and safety testing. One common w...
U.S. Proposes More Nano Reporting
Posted On: 04/16/15
"WASHINGTON, DC—As nanotechnology takes over everything from coatings to construction materials, federal regulato...
Control of Nanoscale Materials under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Posted On: 03/27/15
"March 25, 2015 -- EPA issued a proposed rule under TSCA section 8(a) to require reporting and recordkeeping informatio...
Nanosilver in Your Soup? EPA Sued For Failing to Regulate Tiny Pesticides
Posted On: 01/21/15
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers nanosilver a pesticide and requires products that contain&nda...