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Belgium updates Nanomaterial Register to start Registration of Mixtures in January 2018
On 15 January 2016, the Belgian Official Journal (Moniteur Belge) published a decree modifying the Royal Decree setting up the Belgian Nanomaterial Register. It modifies the provisions of the nanomaterial register as follows: ‘Cosmetic Products’ as defined by the Belgian Royal Decree of 17 July 2017 on Cosmetic Products are now exempted from...
Consultation launched on revised EFSA nano guidance
The European Food Safety Authority has launched a public consultation on a draft EFSA guidance on the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain: Part 1, human and animal health.  The draft guidnace cover a range of possible nanomaterial distinctions as used e.g. in regulations (e.g. Novel...
WHO publishes Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently published Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials (MNM). This document, intended for policy makers and occupational health and safety professionals contains recommendations on ‘how best to protect workers from the potential risks of MNMs’ but are ‘not...