ECHA Published Five Documents for Nanomaterials

ECHA has published five documents to support registrants of substances include nanoforms ahead of the 2018 registration deadline.

The documents include two new pieces of guidance as well as three recommendations and updates of the existing guidance on nanomaterials.

The two new publications are:

  • Nano-specific Appendix to Chapter R.6 of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (QSARs and grouping of chemicals); and
  • How to prepare registration dossiers that cover nanoforms - best practices

Three existing documents are amended. These are:

  • Chapter R.7a, R.7b and R.7c of the Guidance on IR&CSA (Endpoint specific guidance)

The updates this time relate to human health and environment related endpoints and incorporates new developments in the scientific understanding of hazard/risk assessment of nanomaterials. ECHA’s experience from compliance checks and substance evaluation is also taken into account.

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