EUON Search Tool Adds More Than 300 Nanomaterials On The EU Market

The European Union (EU) Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) declared on July 3, 2019, that it has included a new search tool for nanomaterials to its website. As indicated by EUON, it will enable regulators to form a superior view of accessible information and give buyers access to chemicals safety data.

The search tool joins information put together by organizations in their registration dossiers under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, information gathered about nanomaterials utilized as ingredients in cosmetic items under the Cosmetics Regulation, and information from the Belgian and French public national nanomaterial inventories.

As indicated by EUON, the search tool enables clients to scan effectively for nanomaterials that are right now on the EU market. Search results are linked to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) database of chemicals registered in the EU and, EUON states, “for the first time, summarised information about the substances, their properties as well as detailed safety and characterisation data can be easily found.” EUON takes note of that because of the differences in defining nanomaterials and tonnage reporting thresholds, the presence of a nanomaterial in any single information source does not imply that it is available in every one of them.

As the information sources have contrasting revealing standards and scopes, it isn’t constantly conceivable to match a material announced in one of the information sources with the substance in ECHA’s database. EUON states that where no match is conceivable, the material in the original information source has not been accounted for.

As per EUON, while there are more than 300 nanomaterials on the EU market, just 37 are at present covered by a current REACH registration. As revealed in December 4, 2018, blog thing, the European Commission (EC) amended the REACH data necessities to incorporate explicit commitments for nanomaterials produced in or imported to the EU. The new prerequisites enter into force in January 2020 and will result in more publicly accessible data.