Current Developmets/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (2010) B

Publication Date : 2010
Code : 79
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International

English
Volume 86 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 6th meeting held 28-30 October 2009 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, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation (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 7th meeting of the WPMN (July 2010). The Working Party endorsed this document at its 7th Meeting in July 2010.

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) Firstly, please provide a list of the latest developments in your country and organisation since the 6th meeting of the WPMN (October 2009) as highlights to appear at the top of your document.

2) Secondly, please identify work completed, underway or planned in your country or organisation, which relates to activities on health and environmental safety aspects of manufactured nanomaterials (focusing on the chemicals sector).

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 nanoenabled applications.

9. Additional Information.

Content

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         

      FINLAND         

      FRANCE         

      GERMANY         

      ITALY         

      JAPAN         

      KOREA         

      NORWAY         

      SWEDEN         

      THAILAND         

      UNITED KINGDOM         

      UNITED STATES         

      EUROPEAN COMMISSION         

      BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BIAC)          

 

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

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

   FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO) AND WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO)     
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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