"Environmental considerations and current status of grouping and regulation of engineered nanomaterials"
The review article recently published in the journal "Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management" entitled "Environmental considerations and current status of grouping and regulation of engineered nanomaterials" provides an overview of the current state of nanotechnology with a focus on applications and associated environmental aspects and legislation.
Using the example of nanomaterials in infrastructure (construction, building coatings and water treatment), the release of nanomaterials during their life cycle will be discussed in particular. The challenges associated with the European Commission's definition of "nanomaterial" and the revised REACH information requirements to enable a comprehensive risk assessment of nanomaterials will also be outlined.
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(This article with overview character results from selected presentations of the 3rd BfR-Fraunhofer Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology on April 9/10, 2019 at Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart)