EU sets rules demanding extra data on nanoparticles in mineral-based chemicals

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019

New European regulations that come into force in January 2020 will require manufacturers, importers and users of chemicals made from minerals to check for 'nanoparticles' and assess the risks they may pose to health and the environment.

By Keith Nuthall

Manufacturers and users of chemicals made from minerals and chemical mineral processing agents within the European Union will, from January 2020, have to check whether the chemicals they use contain nanoparticles (particles between 1 nanometer and 100nm). If they do, they will have to assess their safety...

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