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Environmental considerations and current status of grouping and regulation of engineered nanomaterials

Harald R Tschiche 1, * Frank S Bierkandt 1 Otto Creutzenberg 2 Valerie Fessard 3 Roland Franz 4 Bernd Giese 5 Ralf Greiner 6 Andrea Haase 7 Andrea Hartwig 8 Pauline Iden 9 Charlotte Kromer 1 Katrin Loeschner 10 Diana Mutz 1 Anastasia Rakow 11, 12 Kirsten Rasmussen 13 Hubert Rauscher 13 Hannes Richter 14 Janosch Schoon 12, 11 Otmar Schmid 15 Claudia Som 16 Günter E M.Tovar 17, 18 Paul Westerhoff 19 Wendel Wohlleben 20 Andreas Luch 1 Peter Laux 1 
Abstract : This article reviews the current status of nanotechnology with emphasis on application and related environmental considerations as well as legislation. Application and analysis of nanomaterials in infrastructure (construction, building coatings, and water treatment) is discussed, and in particular nanomaterial release during the lifecycle of these applications. Moreover, possible grouping approaches with regard to ecotoxicological and toxicological properties, and the fate of nanomaterials in the environment are evaluated. In terms of potential exposure, the opportunities that arise from leveraging advances in several key areas, such as water treatment and construction are addressed. Additionally, this review describes challenges with regard to the European Commission’s definition of ‘nanomaterial’. The revised REACH information requirements, intended to enable a comprehensive risk assessment of nanomaterials, are outlined.
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Harald R Tschiche, Frank S Bierkandt, Otto Creutzenberg, Valerie Fessard, Roland Franz, et al.. Environmental considerations and current status of grouping and regulation of engineered nanomaterials. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 2022, 18, pp.100707. ⟨10.1016/j.enmm.2022.100707⟩. ⟨anses-03707949⟩



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