ECHA advises on registering nanomaterials

New and updated guidance on the regulation of nanomaterials under REACH is now available

Bundles of carbon nanotubes. Photograph: Materialscientist CC BY-SA 3.0The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has sought to clarify issues concerning the registration of nano-scale materials under REACH.

The regulator issued two new guidance documents on the subject on 24 May.

One, a nano-specific appendix to guidance on information requirements for chemical safety assessments, provides advice on justifying the use of hazard data gained from one form of the same substance for another.

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