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Risk Governance of Emerging Technologies Demonstrated in Terms of its Applicability to Nanomaterials

Panagiotis Isigonis 1, 2 Antreas Afantitis Dalila Antunes Alena Bartonova 3 Ali Beitollahi Nils Bohmer 4 Evert Bouman 3 Qasim Chaudhry Mihaela Cimpan 5 Emil Cimpan 6 Shareen Doak 7 Damien Dupin 8 Doreen Fedrigo Valérie Fessard 9 Maciej Gromelski Arno Gutleb 10 Sabina Halappanavar 11 Peter Hoet 12 Nina Jeliazkova 13 Stéphane Jomini 14 Sabine Lindner 15 Igor Linkov 16 Eleonora Longhin 3 Iseult Lynch 17 Ineke Malsch Antonio Marcomini 2 Espen Mariussen 3 Jesus Fuente 18 Georgia Melagraki Finbarr Murphy Michael Neaves Rolf Packroff 19 Stefan Pfuhler 20 Tomasz Puzyn 21 Qamar Rahman 22 Elise Pran 3 Elena Semenzin 2 Tommaso Serchi 10 Christoph Steinbach 4 Benjamin Trump 16 Ivana Vrček David Warheit Mark Wiesner 23 Egon Willighagen 24 Maria Dusinska 3
Abstract : Nanotechnologies have reached maturity and market penetration that require nano-specific changes in legislation and harmonization among legislation domains, such as the amendments to REACH for nano materials (NMs) which came into force in 2020. Thus, an assessment of the components and regulatory boundaries of NMs risk governance is timely, alongside related methods and tools, as part of the global efforts to optimise nanosafety and integrate it into product design processes, via Safe(r)-by-Design (SbD) concepts. This paper provides an overview of the state-of-the-art regarding risk governance of NMs and lays out the theoretical basis for the development and implementation of an effective, trustworthy and transparent risk gover nance framework for NMs. The proposed framework enables continuous integration of the evolving state of the science, leverages best practice from contiguous disciplines and facilitates responsive rethinking of nanosafety governance to meet future needs. To achieve and operationalise such framework, a science-based Risk Governance Council (RGC) for NMs is being developed. The framework will provide a toolkit for independent NMs' risk governance and integrates needs and views of stakeholders. An extension of this framework to relevant advanced materials and emerging technologies is also envisaged, in view of future foundations of risk research in Europe and globally.
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Panagiotis Isigonis, Antreas Afantitis, Dalila Antunes, Alena Bartonova, Ali Beitollahi, et al.. Risk Governance of Emerging Technologies Demonstrated in Terms of its Applicability to Nanomaterials. Small, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2020, 16 (36), pp.2003303. ⟨10.1002/smll.202003303⟩. ⟨anses-03081969⟩

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