- Updated advice on testing nanomaterials
- 3 February 2023
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released an updated appendix for nanomaterials, which provides guidance on how to obtain data under the new information requirements for nanoforms. This includes information on how to perform environmental testing and advice on preparation methods and testing strategies for physico-chemical testing of nanoforms.
Nanomaterials and health
Are substances in nanoforms more dangerous than they are in their normal size? Some are and some are not. Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed separately.
Nanomaterials are not only used in consumer products, but also in new and innovative medical treatments. Research has shown that nanoparticles can be used to damage and even destroy cancer cells from within.
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