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EU Definition of Nanomaterial a Step on the Path to Further Regulation

3:01 AM MST | December 14, 2011 | Giles Chappell

by Giles Chappell, attorney in the Brussels office of McKenna Long & Aldridge   On 18 October 2011, the European Commission published its much-awaited definition of nanomaterials. According to this recommendation, 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 distribution, one or more external dimensions is in the size range 1 nm - 100 nm.   In specific...

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