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Industry Fears New EU Nanomaterial Definition is 'Too Broad' (update)

3:27 PM MDT | October 24, 2011 | Alex Scott

The European Commission, after years of discussion, has today published and adopted an official definition of a nanomaterial. Cefic has voiced concerns that it is too broad and could adversely affect industry with the potential for regulating substances not previously considered to be nanomaterials.   The commission’s definition of a nanomaterial is "a natural, incidental or manufactured material containing particles, in an unbound state or as an aggregate or as an agglomerate and where, for 50% or more of the particles in the number size...

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