As part of the NANoREG project financed by the European Commission (NIA is an active partner and work package leader in NANoREG), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has published the NANoREG Harmonised Terminology for Environmental Health and Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials.
Following the idea that harmonised terminology is needed to 'ensure common understanding of concepts and tools among experts and different stakeholders, such as regulatory authorities, industry and consumers', the JRC has compiled in this report 'the harmonised terminology that has been developed and used with in NANoREG'.
'The report specifically includes:
i) the methodology used to select key terms that form the harmonised terminology and to develop harmonised definitions;
ii) the existing literature definitions that have been used as a starting point to develop for each key term a harmonised definition; and
iii) the reason(s) behind the choices that have been made in drafting a definition.'
Please follow this link to download the NANoREG Harmonised Terminology for Environmental Health and Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials, and this link for the NANoREG project website.