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May 29, 2013

Lynn L. Bergeson, “EC Posts Assessment of Consequences of Changing the REACH Requirements for Nanomaterials,” Nanotechnology Now, May 29, 2013.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

In May 2013, the European Commission (EC) posted a January 2013 report entitled Examination and assessment of consequences for industry, consumers, human health and the environment of possible options for changing the REACH requirements for nanomaterials. According to the report, 12 of the 21 originally suggested options are considered already implemented with existing legislation and guidance. The other nine options were considered relevant for an adaptation of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and thus build the basis for the assessment.