ECHA nanomaterial information requests annulled

Four chemicals agency decisions requesting information on a ‘nano-structured’ substance have been rescinded by its appeals board

Synthetic zeolite is one form of sodium aluminium silicate. Photograph: Seaterror CC BY-SA 2.0Four European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) decisions requesting further information on ‘nano-structured’ substances have been rescinded by its Board of Appeal. 

The verdicts, published on 12 October, follow appeals by the co-registrants of aluminium sodium silicate, also known by the trade names Alusil and Rhodoxane. The substance has various uses, including the manufacturing of industrial coatings and as an anti-caking agent in table salt.

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