Bloomberg Law
Feb. 15, 2023, 7:10 PMUpdated: Feb. 15, 2023, 10:13 PM

EU Inaction on Nanomaterials Leading to Risks, Groups Say (1)

Stephen Gardner
Stephen Gardner
Freelance Correspondent

The European Union is failing to update its rules on nanomaterials, leading to insufficient information being provided about the potential health and environmental risks posed by the substances, two environmental groups said.

Most uses of nanomaterials—which are defined in the EU as substances made up of particles measuring from 1 to 100 nanometers and include substances such as graphene and carbon nanotubes—"remain under the radar of regulators,” said the groups, the Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS) and the German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation, in a report issued Wednesday.

Andrej Kobe, a policy officer in the European Commission’s ...

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