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Towards a more effective and efficient governance and regulation of nanomaterials

Overview of attention for article published in Particle and Fibre Toxicology, December 2017
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Title
Towards a more effective and efficient governance and regulation of nanomaterials
Published in
Particle and Fibre Toxicology, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12989-017-0235-z
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Authors

Tom Van Teunenbroek, James Baker, Aart Dijkzeul

Abstract

The uncertainty regarding the effects and risks of nanomaterials on human health and the environment, and how they should be tested and assessed in the context of current regulations, is clearly holding back the full exploitation of the innovative potential of nanomaterials. To reduce this uncertainty, the European Union funded NANoREG and ProSafe projects (jointly referred to as N1P) have made a critical evaluation of methods to test and assess these risks in the context of the current registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) regulation. Where essential methods were lacking, new ones have been developed. For several existing methods, adjustments have been proposed. Possible improvements to the REACH regulation have also been identified in these projects. The results of N1P have been translated into recommendations for (European) policy makers and regulators. Part of them have a "no regret" character, meaning that the proposed actions can be considered as necessary, feasible, effective and cost efficient. The recommended measures proposed for data quality and data management will create a more solid information basis for risk assessment of nanomaterials. When implemented, the recommendations regarding REACH will improve the application of REACH in both a legal and scientific sense. In practical terms however, the application of REACH will remain complex, time-consuming and costly. Besides that, adapting and specifying the information requirements and test methods in REACH for nanomaterials that are now on the market, will not solve the regulatory hurdles for next generation (nano) materials. To better align the dynamic character of developing new materials and the static character of regulations, it is recommended to explore possibilities of a more future proof approach for securing the safety of new (nano) materials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 17%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 6 20%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Computer Science 2 7%
Environmental Science 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 3%
Other 10 33%
Unknown 11 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 October 2021.
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#3,738,607
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Outputs from Particle and Fibre Toxicology
#129
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#97,608
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Outputs of similar age from Particle and Fibre Toxicology
#11
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