EU PLASTICS-RELATED HEALTH LAWS MAY NEED REFORMING TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY

BY KEITH NUTHALL

EUROPEAN Union (EU) environmental health legislation followed by plastics manufacturers and their customers may need comprehensive reform to take account of nanotechnologies, a European Commission policy paper has warned. Its publication comes as the Commission has launched a public consultation with organisations and companies potentially handling or regulating the use of nanotechnologies, with Brussels looking for evidence that tiny nanoparticles may cause breaches of existing EU environmental health and safety legislation. ...


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