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Synthetic Amorphous Silica: EU Committee Issues an Opinion

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the EU has examined the solubility of various forms of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) and determined both the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic forms of SAS chemicals to be insoluble. In January 2018, … Continue reading

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New Online Tool for Registering Nanomaterials

The Nordic Council of Ministers, which has supported collaboration between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1971, has provided small and midsize companies with a free online tool that they can use to register nanomaterials according to REACH. The … Continue reading

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Nanomaterials Remain a Safety Risk

According to the ECHA, nanomaterials remain a black box. Regulatory agencies find it difficult to check the potential hazards that arise from nanomaterials because the data required to prove their harmlessness continues to be unavailable. That’s the conclusion reached by … Continue reading

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Canada: Environmental Protection Act Enhanced for Nanomaterials

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act has been enhanced with a paragraph that affects Canadian manufacturers of nanomaterials and companies that import such materials into Canada. The regulation specifies a notification obligation for 206 substances with a particle size of 1–100 … Continue reading

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Working Safely with Nanomaterials

Worker’s Compensation (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung: DGUV) in Germany has provided its fourth free e-learning tool online for safe work with nanomaterials. The current module (available here in German only) offers visitors a game-like overview of the use of nanotechnologies in … Continue reading

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Nanomaterials: Updated Dossiers Required

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has published the results of its seven-year test program for nanomaterials. The program covers 100 chemical tests and more than 780 studies on the special characteristics of the following substances: Fullerenes Single-walled … Continue reading

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The EU Cosmetics Regulation – reactions of companies

The EU Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation (EG) no. 1223/2009) triggered uncertainty among many managers at the affected companies. The international online community Pharma IQ surveyed company representatives on the regulation and its effects. In the opinion of those surveyed, individual passages … Continue reading

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