1887

Regulatory Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials

Are we facing the same challenges as the regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals?

image of Regulatory Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials

The Nordic NanoNet Workshop and EDC discussion was organised in October 2011 in Espoo, Finland as part of the 2011 Finnish chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR). The workshop focused on the safety assessment and management of nanomaterials (NMs) while reflecting on experiences in regulating endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). This report describes the presentations, break-out group discussions and conclusions of the meeting. The regulatory frameworks and links between NMs and EDCs as well as the applicability of test guidelines and risk assessment tools for nanomaterials were addressed in presentations and break-out group work. Regulatory possibilities were further considered in a panel-led discussion. The Nordic dimension was of special interest: strengthening of Nordic regulatory cooperation in the field of nanosafety gained support, while commencing a TG/GD project in the OECD test guideline programme was seen a concrete idea for future cooperation.

English

.

Summary and Conclusions

The Nordic NanoNet Workshop and EDC discussion was organised as part of the 2011 Finnish chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR). The conference, organised by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes), took place between the 11th and 13th of October 2011 at Hanasaari Congress Centre in Espoo, Finland. While the meeting focused on the safety assessment and management of nanomaterials (NMs), a parallel one-day session was dedicated to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) Criteria. The organisers are thankful to the Nordic Council of Ministers for providing the resources for the meeting.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error