News & Alerts
US NIOSH opens consultation on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials Publication
Posted on 3 Feb 2016
Late 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...
Posted on 10 Dec 2015
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final report of the 'Better Control of Nanomaterials' initiative
French Member of Parliament and Government exchange on the Labelling of Products containing Nanoparticles
Posted on 29 Oct 2015
The Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy replied to a written question of Mr René Rouquet from the National Assembly on nanoparticles in consumer products
Posted on 15 Jul 2014
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Posted on 14 Jul 2014
France's INRS has released a guidance document that aids in the identification of nanomaterials in the workplace. The report provides a summary of occupational health and safety (OHS) knowledge related to nanomaterials
Posted on 10 Jun 2014
ANEC recently published a position paper highlighting ‘the need for enhanced EU Regulations’ on chemicals. As part of this the NGO called for ‘specific provisions for nanomaterials to be implemented’
Posted on 30 May 2014
The Danish Ecological Council has published a report, entitled Chemicals in Politics and Everyday Life – EU’s Chemical Regulation REACH, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Nanomaterials and Cocktail Effects. The report contains describes the regulatory landscape around nanomaterials, and highlights its concerns over the materials
Posted on 4 Nov 2013
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) today launched its Regulatory Monitoring Database. This Database is a comprehensive tool that allows its users to monitor nano-specific regulations and standards around the world.
Posted on 28 Oct 2013
NIA is hosting a workshop on 'Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials', to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 26 Nov 2013. It will be followed by the Association's Annual General Meeting (attendance for NIA Members only)
Posted on 4 Mar 2013
EU-OSHA has published the results of the Nano in Furniture project. These results are mainly for 'practitioners,...social partners at company level, social partner organisations at national level, safety experts and prevention institutions'
Posted on 25 Jan 2013
Oral arguments were made by the US National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently in its court-case against the nation's EPA. The case was brought to court by the NRDC in January 2012 over the Agency's registration of a nanosilver product
NIA Members Consultation: High-level NIA Panel Appearance on the European Commission 2nd Regulatory Review Workshop
Posted on 10 Jan 2013
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) has been invited to present the NIA's opinion on the topic 'Why is existing regulation sufficient to ensure safe use of nanomaterials and what can industry do to generate trust?' as part of a high-level panel including European Commission officials.
Posted on 17 Dec 2012
The Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the country’s National Carpet Center, entitled Applications of Nanotechnology Achievements in Iranian Handmade Carpet Industry and Art
Posted on 31 Aug 2012
A new European Commission (EC) seventh Framework Program (FP7) project has been approved, and will receive EURO 3.5 million of funding
Posted on 4 Jul 2012
A survey recently conducted by the Danish Ministry of the Environment has found that there are no 'specific' or 'identified risks' resulting from the use of nanosilver in textiles
Posted on 26 Jun 2012
A report recently published by both ANEC and BEUC has said that 117 products containing nano-scale silver were found by them in Europe between 2011 and 2012. The review, Nano: Very small and Everywhere, states that 'this is a tremendous growth of claims', as in 2009 only 151 products were found to claim to have any nanomaterials in them
Posted on 16 May 2012
The Swedish Environment Minister, Lena Ek, has stated that she considers products containing silver nanoparticles to be "double the consumer fraud". She did note, however, that this was her view on the matter "as a private person" and not as a minister
Posted on 22 Feb 2012
An antimicrobial nanosilver pesticide has become the first nanosilver product to be officially registered for use under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, after its conditional registration was approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The product, AGS-20, had been registered for approval in 2008 by its...
Posted on 7 Feb 2012
On 4 February 2012, the Dutch TV channel Kassa broadcasted a report on nanosilver in sportswear. Entitled Vies luchtje aan nanozilver in sportkleding, it focused on a study that the Dutch NGO Natuur & Milieu had commissioned from a RIKILT laboratory: the study report Silver nanoparticles in textiles (RIKILT Report 2011.016) was released on the...
Posted on 1 Feb 2012
On 26 January 2012 the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, announced the official opening of CelluForce facility, 'the world's first commercial-scale producer of nanocrystalline cellulose (NNC)' located in Windsor, Quebec, Canada, according to the Ministry's press release