REACH amendment demands more nanomaterial data

An amendment to the EU’s REACH Regulation on chemicals has clarified registrants’ obligations to provide information on nano-scale substances

Bundles of carbon nanotubes. Photograph: CC BY-SA 3.0
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An amendment to the EU’s REACH Regulation on chemicals has clarified registrants’ obligations to provide information on nano-scale substances.

It will take effect on 1 January 2020, within the transition period envisioned in the draft Brexit agreement. The revisions to the regulation’s annexes apply to their hazardous properties, safe use and environmental and health risks, enabling better decisions to be taken on their future regulation.

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