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March 19, 2018

New ECHA Website Includes Information on Nanomaterials

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on March 15, 2018, a new website, “Chemicals in our life.”  The website is available in 23 European Union (EU) languages and “provides useful information on the benefits and risks of using chemicals and explains how the EU legislation on chemicals protects us.”  In its press release, ECHA notes that the website allows users to explore parts of the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON).  Several articles on nanomaterials related to health, the workplace, and consumer products are available.  The website also includes a 360-degree interactive apartment that “shows where and why nanomaterials are used in our lives.”