Gestion des risques liés aux nanotechnologies. Une coopération Europe-Etats-Unis

Sans que l’on s’en aperçoive vraiment, les nanotechnologies et les nanomatériaux envahissent de plus en plus notre quotidien. On les retrouve un peu partout, par exemple dans les appareillages électroniques modernes, certains médicaments, produits cosmétiques et pommades, textiles, cellules solaires ou encore additifs alimentaires. Cette situation n’est pas sans poser de problèmes environnementaux, de [...]

Séminaire bilatéral franco-espagnol sur les politiques nationales et régionales en nanosciences et nanotechnologies

A l’occasion du Congrès Imagine Nano 2013, le plus gros événement européen dans le domaine des nanosciences et nanotechnologies, qui s’est déroulé à Bilbao du 23 au 26 avril, et dont la France était cette année le pays invité d’honneur, les autorités françaises et espagnoles se sont associées pour organiser un séminaire bilatéral franco-espagnol [...]

Bulletin de nouvelles-AVICENN

AVICENN (Association de Veille et d’Information Civique sur les Enjeux des Nanosciences et des Nanotechnologies), est destinée à favoriser les échanges entre les citoyens au sujet des « nanos ». Son objectif est d’obtenir la transparence et la démocratisation des choix concernant la recherche, le développement, la commercialisation et l’utilisation des nanotechnologies et nanomatériaux.

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Necessity and approach to integrated nanomaterial legislation and governance.

By L. Wang J, Gerlach JD, Savage N, Cobb GP.Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health,TexasTechUniversity,Lubbock,Texas. Jan 2013.

While we are taking advantage of nanomaterials (NMs) and nano-products, they may pose a risk to humans and the broader environment…

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23178764

Measuring Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment: A Consortium View of How to Address the Problem

By Raymond M. David. Environmental Engineering Science. March 2013, 30(3): 97-100

The reviews of the science that follow, initiated by the ICEMN organization and led by specific ICEMN members, are an approach to use. It is presented as a guide to regulatory scientists and others who are not engaged in direct research, but have a [...]

Investigating the emissions of nanomaterials from composites and other solid articles during machining processes

By Safe Work Australia.  Publication date : March, 18, 2013

The report finds that significant quantities of material, which can present health risk, are emitted from composites by high energy machining processes like cutting with an electric disc saw or band saw. If the composite contains a hazardous nanomaterial, the health risk from the [...]

From Cradle-To-Grave At The Nanoscale: Expert Risk Perceptions, Decision-Analysis, And Life Cycle Regulation For Emerging Nanotechnologies

By Christian Earl Henry Beaudrie .   February 2013

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of  Doctor of philosophy in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Resource Management and Environmental Studies) the University of British Columbia Vancouver.

This thesis investigates the challenges that nanotechnologies pose for risk regulation, and aims to [...]

Regulation by Means of Standardization: Key Legitimacy Issues of Health and Safety Nanotechnology Standards

By Evisa Kica* and Diana M. Bowman . 53 Jurimetrics J. 11–56 (2012).

This article analyzes the potential and the legitimacy implications of the standardization activities related to health and safety nanotechnology standards. In particular, it explores how the regulatory activities of the nanotechnology standardization developments can be analyzed and evaluated from the viewpoint of legitimacy.

Source:http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/Jurimetrics/_______/kica_bowman.authcheckdam.pdf

 

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The IUCLID User Manual for nanomaterials has been updated

February 28, 2013

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on February 28, 2013, that the International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID) user manual for nanomaterials has been updated. It includes instructions on how registrants can explicitly report when a nanoform has been used in (experimental) studies. It will help registrants to prepare or update [...]

Necessity and approach to integrated nanomaterial legislation and governance.

By Wang J, Gerlach JD, Savage N, Cobb GP.  The Institute of Environmental and Human Health,TexasTechUniversity, Lubbock,Texas 2012

While we are taking advantage of nanomaterials and nano-products, they may pose a risk to humans and the broader environment…  we suggest an integrated multi-faceted approach which includes an integrated regulation that is based upon life [...]