Commission launches public consultation on nanomaterial definition
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from market participants, consumer and non-governmental organisations, academia, national governments and national competent authorities.
|Contact Name||DG ENV, 'Nano' Consultation|
|Organizer||European Commission, DG Environment|
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a definition of the term 'nanomaterial'.
The growing use of nanomaterials in consumer products and technological applications has led to the need for a definition of the term for regulatory purposes. A request for a "comprehensive science-based definition" was made by the European Parliament in April 2009. The definition should determine when a material should be considered as a nanomaterial for legislative and policy purposes in the European Union.
The Commission invites stakeholders including the general public to put forward their views.
The public consultation will run until 19 November.
Stakeholders can submit their suggestions online.
Find background documentation, contacts and submission form on DG Environment website.