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June 17, 2015

ECHA Asks Registrants to Consider New OECD Data on Nanomaterials

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a June 9, 2015, press release reminding registrants to consider the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) dissemination of hazard information on the following nanomaterials, and to update their dossiers accordingly:

  • Cerium oxide;
  • Dendrimers;
  • Fullerenes (C60);
  • Gold nanoparticles;
  • Multi-walled carbon nanotubes;
  • Nanoclays;
  • Silicon dioxide;
  • Silver nanoparticles;
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes;
  • Titanium dioxide (NM100-NM105); and
  • Zinc oxide.

ECHA “encourages registrants of these substances to carefully assess the new data.  When relevant, they should take this information into account and update their registration dossiers accordingly to ensure the safe use of their substances.”