Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (2010) A

Publication Date : 2010
Code : 74
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International

English
Volume 84 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 5th meeting held 4-6 March 2009 in Paris, France. This document includes an update of the status of the work of the WPMN (Section I) and compiles information provided by member countries and other delegations on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials (section II) 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, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation (section III).

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 6th meeting of the WPMN (October 2009). The Working Party endorsed this document at its 6th Meeting on October 2009.

The purpose of this document (the Tour de Table) is to give each delegation the opportunity to describe recent or planned national initiatives and/or events related to the safety of nanomaterials. This will facilitate the implementation of the projects of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) by allowing delegations to share their experiences and preoccupations with respect to safety, and will identify opportunities for future co-operation and co-ordination.

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

6. Information on any public/ stakeholder consultation.

7. Additional Information: Delegations may wish to provide any additional related information, e.g., any consideration of the benefits of nanotechnologies and consideration of ethical implications.
Content

FOREWORD

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

SECTION I: OECD WORK ON THE SAFETY OF MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS

 

SECTION II: 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    

      BELGIUM    

      CANADA    

      CZECH REPUBLIC    

      FINLAND    

      GERMANY    

      ITALY    

      JAPAN    

      KOREA    

      NETHERLANDS    

      NORWAY    

      RUSSIA    

      SOUTH AFRICA    

      SWEDEN    

      THAILAND    

      UNITED KINGDOM    

      UNITED STATES    

      EUROPEAN COMMISSION    

      BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BIAC)    

 

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

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

      THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO)     
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  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Published by
  • Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Supported by
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