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“Chemicals Legislation Impacts on the Nanostructured Materials” (Ms. Simina DREVE, Fecc)
In recent years, nanoparticles have become significant in many fields such as energy, health care, environment, agriculture, etc. due to their incredible properties. Some new developments of nanomaterials, the transfer of technologies for specific applications, and the need of compliance of the nanostructured products with the legislation at European and global level are summarised.
Abstract: Some materials develop new physico-chemical properties if the particle size is reduced below a certain value, technological advancements determine their tunable physical, chemical and biological properties, as well as enhanced performance over their bulk counterparts. Due to increased growth of production of nanomaterials and their applications, issues relating to toxicity are inevitable. Additionally, the types of toxic reactions associated with nanoparticles and nanostructured materials could trigger newregulations to be implemented in near future. The aim of this presentation is to point out some new developments of nanomaterials, the transfer of technologies for specific applications, and the need of compliance of the nanostructured products with the legislation at European and global level.
„Recent Developments in Tools for Testing and Assessing Nanomaterials“ (Mr. Peter KEARNS, OECD)
This presentation will begin by describing the content, as well as the implications, of the OECD Recommendation on the safety testing and assessment of manufactured nanomaterials [C(2013)107], which was adopted by the OECD Council in September 2013. The OECD Council is the governing body of OECD represented at ambassadorial level. This Recommendation is an OECD legal instrument, which guides the work of OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. The presentation will go on to describe a report, adopted by Council in May 2019, on the implementation of the Recommendation in members countries, the EU, as well as other adherents to this legal instrument. The presentation will focus on how the Recommendation has assisted, and continues to assist, in the adaption of REACH to nanomaterials. This will include an overview of the efforts to adapt existing Test Guidelines, or adopt new Test Guidelines, relevant to nanomaterials.