Nanomaterials can have different or new properties in comparison with conventional chemicals and materials. Until now, with few exceptions, there are no specific provisions for nanomaterials within the substance legislations. As a result, specific environmental risks cannot be described and assessed adequately and appropriate measures to minimize the risks cannot be taken. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to outline the necessary further development of chemicals regulations for nanomaterials with regard to the environment from UBA´s perspective.
Nanomaterials in the environment
Current state of knowledge and regulations on chemical safety
Dr. Kathrin Schwirn, Dr. Doris Völker
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