Call for mandatory nanomaterials reporting system

The EU should consider adopting a mandatory reporting system for products containing nanomaterials, according to a consultancy report presented at a stakeholder meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Rules on REACH and the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemical substances "may not be sufficient for gathering all the information needed to address the potential risks of some nanomaterials", said consultancies Milieu and RPA.

The consultants propose a "two-track" approach consisting of introducing a voluntary reporting scheme until the adoption of legislation to establish a mandatory system. This is because the EU legislative process is lengthy, they explain.

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