Title: Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Language(s): English
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: POST - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: POST Note Number 562 October 2017 
Publisher Country: United Kingdom 
Publisher web link (root): http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summ ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Short description: * Nanomaterial uses and benefits are diverse and increasing, such as in cosmetics, textiles, electronics and medicine. * Current regulatory frameworks applicable to nanomaterials within the UK are mainly set at EU level. * There are some indications of potential health and environmental risks, but conclusions are limited by insufficient longterm evidence and difficulties in translating results from the laboratory to the real world. * Post-Brexit, the UK will need to establish regulatory frameworks for nanomaterials. * The wide range of forms and uses of nanomaterials present many regulatory challenges, such as ensuring consistency in testing and finding valid ways of grouping nanomaterials so that their risks may be assessed more efficiently. 
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