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REACH to make changes to its nano annex

REACH to make changes to its nano annex

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Commission is finalising its impact assessment of six options for amending the annexes of REACH to better account for nanomaterials.

EC concerned of use of silica in nano form

EC concerned of use of silica in nano form

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Commission has called on the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for a full risk assessment on the safe use of the nano form of silica in cosmetic products.

OECD calls for manufactured nanomaterial safety

OECD calls for manufactured nanomaterial safety

By Michelle Yeomans

The non-intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has recommended its Member Countries apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials. 

UAE to require labelling of nano cosmetic ingredients

UAE to require labelling of nano cosmetic ingredients

By Michelle Yeomans

The United Arab Emirates has notified the World Trade Organization's Committee of a new draft proposal on cosmetics regulation that contains a requirement for companies to label cosmetic products containing nanomaterials.

Danish database set up to provide nanomaterial transparency

Danish database set up to provide nanomaterial transparency

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Danish Consumer Council, the Danish Ecological Council and DTU Environment have teamed up to develop a database to identify more than 1,200 products that may contain nanomaterials and provide further information on these.

EU is challenged to 'patch' up nano loopholes

EU is challenged to 'patch' up nano loopholes

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Commission is being called on to close up 'loopholes' in its nanomaterial regulation by establishing a new stand-alone piece of legislation, to clear up and provide in more detail, information that failed to be provided in its second...

Update: Full steam ahead for BASF project on nanomaterial safety

Update: Full steam ahead for BASF project on nanomaterial safety

By Michelle Yeomans

After the launch of its latest research project into the safety of nanomaterials earlier in the year, the global chemicals giant has been pushing ahead, so much so that it reveals the first phase of results will be available by early 2013.

Technology focus for first time at Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Technology focus for first time at Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

New technologies will be a key theme of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit this year, concentrating on controversy surrounding nanotechnology, biomimicry, novel extraction techniques and developments in stem cell technology.

NGO publishes proposal to change nanomaterials regulation definition

NGO publishes proposal to change nanomaterials regulation definition

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has published a proposal in an effort it says, to align the EU cosmetics regulation's definition of the term ‘nanomaterials’ with the regulatory definition recommended by the EC last year to ensure consumer...

Scientists reiterate nanotechnology in sunscreens is safe

Scientists reiterate nanotechnology in sunscreens is safe

By Andrew McDougall

The American Academy of Dermatology has reiterated the importance and safety of sunscreens for protection against skin damage, highlighting the effectiveness of nanotechnology and stating that new FDA regulations will be of great help.