The European Commission has proposed a draft amendment to the REACH regulatory text in order to clarify the registration duties and obligations relating to nanoforms of substances. Particular areas of discussion include the applicability and conduct of standard toxicity test methods in the assessment of nanomaterials, as well as nanoform‑specific details regarding substance characterisation.

European Commission (2017). Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards Annexes I, III,VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and to address nanoforms of substances. 9 October 2017.


The above items were taken from the December 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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