New European Commission Report on Nanomaterial Definition by Nick Boley
May 16, 2014, 15:05
Filed under: EU Information, Nanomaterials | Tags: , ,

The European Commission has published a new report written by experts at the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Italy), entitled “Towards a review of the EC Recommendation for a definition of the term “nanomaterial”: Part 1: Compilation of information concerning the experience with the definition”.

This comprehensive and lengthy report (it runs to some 288 pages) covers a great deal of ground. Specifically it considers how the recommended definition of nanomaterial is used in the EU, and how it differs from other definitions. It also takes a very deep look at the methods of measurement which are available to potentially enforce a definition, their resource implications and the strengths/weaknesses and applicability of the various techniques.

Subsequent reports – this is the first of a series of three – will provide an assessment of the EC nanomaterial definition and the issues compiled in this first report, in relation to the objective of reviewing the current EC definition, and the third report will provide recommendations to improve content and the implementation of the EC Definition as well as related communication aspects.



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