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    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

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    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

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    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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comments to REACH amendment

Beginning of October 2017, the European Commission (EC) began a public consultation (open until 6th Nov 2017) on a draft regulation that would amend Annexes I, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation to address nanoforms of substances. The EC has now posted the received 36 comments from Business associations, Public authorities, Non-governmental organisations, Company/business organisations, Environmental organisations, Academic/research institutions and others online on their website.



Direct link to the Feedback received on: Amendments of the Annexes to REACH for registration of nanomaterials http://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-4925011/feedback_en?size=10


  • Read the complete press release (nanotech.lawbc.com, 20.11.2017) online via https://nanotech.lawbc.com/2017/11/ec-posts-comments-received-on-draft-regulation-to-amend-reach-annexes-to-address-nanomaterials/



Current Research

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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