EU a step closer to defining nanomaterials
This article was originally published in SRA
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the definition of the term "nanomaterials" now that its Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has published a preliminary opinion on the matter1,2. The consultation aims to achieve a science-based working definition, which is viewed as critical for the development of policy and regulatory activities on nanotechnologies, including nanomedicine. The deadline for submitting comments is 15 September.