Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (2012)

Publication Date : 2012
Code : 103
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International

English
Volume 85 Pages
Document type Report
Subject General Issues
Summary

In each meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN), the delegations have an opportunity to provide their developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials, so called “Tour de Table.” An earlier version of this document was originally provided to the 8th meeting held 16-18 March 2011 in Paris, France. This document compiles information provided by member countries and other delegations on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials (section I) in their countries or organisations. There are also written reports on current activities related to nanotechnologies/ nanomaterials in other International Organisations including the International Organisation for Standardisation and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (section II).

This is intended to provide delegations and other stakeholders with a “snapshot” of information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as well as other activities on nanotechnologies, at the national and international level. This “snapshot” was current at the time of the 9th meeting of the WPMN (December 2011).

In considering the Tour de Table, each delegation was invited to prepare a short written paper. It was recommended that the information in these papers be organised, where possible, under the headings identified below, while recognising that not all delegations would be able to supply information under each heading.

1) Highlight of developments since the 8t meeting of the WPMN

2) Work completed, underway or planned:

1. Any national regulatory developments on human health and environmental safety including recommendations or discussions related to adapting existing regulatory systems or the drafting of laws/ regulations/ guidance materials;

2. Developments related to voluntary or stewardship schemes;

3. Information on any risk assessment decisions;

4. Information on any developments related to good practice documents;

5. Information on any developments related to Integrated Testing Strategies and/or Alternative test methods

6. Research programmes or strategies designed to address human health and/ or environmental safety aspects of nanomaterials;

7. Information on any public/ stakeholder consultation;

8. Information on research programmes or strategies which focus on life cycle aspects of nanomaterials, as well as positive and negative impacts on environment and health of certain nano-enabled applications. (You may wish to contact your colleagues participating in SG9.);

9. Information on any development related to exposure measurement and exposure mitigation

10. Additional Information:

- Any consideration on the benefits of nanotechnologies;

- Consideration of ethical implications; and

- Information on past, current or future activities on nanotechnologies that are being done in your respective countries in co-operation on a bilateral basis with non-OECD countries.
Content

ABOUT THE OECD

 

FOREWORD

 

THE WORKING PARTY ON MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS (WPMN)

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

SECTION I: RECENT AND PLANNED NATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN CHEMICALS REGULATORY AREA ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY ASPECTS OF MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS

   Background    

   Headings for the Tour de Table     

   RESPONSES FROM DELEGATIONS    

      AUSTRALIA         

      AUSTRIA         

      CANADA         

      CZECH REPUBLIC         

      DENMARK         

      FINLAND         

      FRANCE         

      GERMANY         

      IRELAND          

      ITALY         

      JAPAN         

      KOREA         

      NETHERLANDS         

      POLAND         

      SOUTH AFRICA         

      SPAIN         

      SWITZERLAND         

      THAILAND         

      UNITED KINGDOM         

      UNITED STATES         

      EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC)         

      BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BIAC)         

 

SECTION II: CURRENT ACTIVITIES IN OTHER ORGANISATIONS RELATED TO NANOTECHNOLOGIES/ NANOMATERIALS         

      THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEE- NANOTECHNOLOGIES (ISO/TC 229)         

      THE UNITED NATIONS INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH (UNITAR)          
Organization
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Published by
  • Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Supported by
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