Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (JD Supra Germany)

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  • VdMi Publishes Comparative Compilation of Nano Definitions and Their Consequences

    The Verband der Mineralfarbenindustrie e. V. (VdMi), which represents German manufacturers of inorganic, organic, and metallic pigments, fillers, carbon black, ceramic and glass colors, food colorants, artists’ and school paints, masterbatches, and products for applied photocatalysis, has published a “Comparative Compilation of relevant nano definitions in different regulations and their...

  • Germany Publishes Overview of Field of Advanced Materials

    In July 2020, the German Environment Agency (UBA) published a report entitled Advanced materials: Overview of the field and screening criteria for relevance assessment. The report describes activities within the project “Advanced materials — Thematic conferences: Assessment of needs to act on chemical safety” to provide discussion input on approaches to describe, cluster, and prioritize...

  • Germany Publishes English Translation of TRGS 527: Activities with Nanomaterials

    The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) issues Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS), which reflect the state of technology, occupational safety and health, and occupational hygiene, as well as other verified scientific knowledge relating to activities involving hazardous substances, including their classification and labeling.

  • German Environmental Agency Will Hold Conference on Advanced Materials

    The German Environment Agency (UBA) will hold a conference on December 5-6, 2019, on “Advanced Materials — 1st Thematic Conference.” UBA uses the term “advanced materials” to refer to a heterogeneous group of new or modified materials with improved properties for intended applications.

  • German Chemical Industry Association Publishes Guidance on Safe Recovery and Disposal of Wastes Containing Nanomaterials

    On August 1, 2019, the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) announced the availability of a guidance document on the safe recovery and disposal of wastes containing nanomaterials.

  • Germany Announces Research Project to Establish Criteria for Assessment of the Human Health and Environmental Risks of Novel (Nano) Materials

    On April 29, 2019, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) announced InnoMat.Life, a joint research project to establish criteria for an efficient assessment of the human health and environmental risks of novel (nano) materials. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is providing 2.22 million euro to fund the project, which will be coordinated by BfR and includes ten...

  • Germany Publishes Study on Health Effects of Ultrafine Particles

    The German Environment Agency (UBA) in October 2018 published a study entitled Health Effects of Ultrafine Particles: Systematic literature search and the potential transferability of the results to the German setting. The study notes that ultrafine particles represent the smallest size fractions of particles with sizes from one to about 100 nanometers in aerodynamic diameter.

  • Germany Publishes Comparison of Inhalation and Intratracheal Instillation as Testing Methods for Characterization of Granular Biopersistent Particles

    Germany’s Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published a report entitled Comparison of Inhalation and Intratracheal Instillation as Testing Methods for Characterisation of Granular Biopersistent Particles (GBP). In Project F 2364, researchers conducted an in vivo validation study to evaluate the consistency of data with results obtained in the preceding intratracheal

  • 12th International Nano-Authorities Dialogue Held in Germany in June

    The 12th International Nano-Authorities Dialogue was held in Germany on June 7-8, 2018. According to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), environmental, health, and occupational safety authorities, as well as industry, science, and civil society organizations from Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, discussed current...

  • German Environment Agency Publishes Fact Sheet on Use of Nanomaterials in Plastic Packaging

    The German Environment Agency (UBA) has published an August 2018 fact sheet, in German, regarding the use of nanomaterials in plastic packaging. The fact sheet addresses nanomaterials that promise new, technical, or improved packaging properties.

  • Germany’s Federal Environment Ministry Holds NanoDialog on Nano-In-Vivo

    On April 23-24, 2018, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) held a NanoDialog to discuss “Nano-In-Vivo,” a long-term research project intended to close existing data gaps concerning the safety of nanomaterials.

  • Germany Publishes Report on Scientific Stakeholder Meeting on Nanomaterials in the Environment

    The German Environment Agency (UBA) has published a report summarizing the contents and outcomes of the October 2017 scientific stakeholder meeting on nanomaterials in the environment. The meeting focused on the relevant regulatory results of recent German and European research projects on nanomaterials in the environment.

  • UBA Report Summarizes Work to Develop New OECD Test Guideline on Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials

    In December 2017, Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) published a report entitled Clarification of methodical questions regarding the investigation of nanomaterials in the environment: Development of a decision support tool for the investigation of nanomaterial’s environmental behaviour based on dispersion behaviour and dissolution in relation to various environmental parameters.

  • Germany Publishes Report on Relationship of Nanomaterial’s Physical-Chemical Properties and Aquatic Toxicity for the Purpose of Grouping

    Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) published a November 2017 report entitled Considerations about the relationship of nanomaterial’s physical-chemical properties and aquatic toxicity for the purpose of grouping. The report notes that, based on the variety of existing nanomaterials with numerous modifications, “the effort of investigating environmental fate and effects will be tremendous.”

  • Germany Holds Expert Dialogue on Nanotechnologies in the Automotive Sector

    On September 26-27, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) held an Expert Dialogue regarding the opportunities and risks of the application of nanotechnologies in the automotive sector. The Expert Dialogue provided an overview of current and future applications of nanomaterials in automobiles. A number of the presentations are...

  • BfR Publishes Q&A Regarding Study on Fate and Effects of Tattoo Pigments in Human Skin

    On October 12, 2017, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) published questions and answers (Q&A) regarding a study on whether nanometric pigments from tattoo inks can permanently accumulate in lymph nodes. BfR states that by using X-rays from a particle accelerator in Grenoble, it discovered where the pigments accumulate in the tissue.

  • Germany Publishes Meeting Report from Expert Dialogue on Application of Nanotechnologies in the Construction Sector

    On June 1, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety published meeting documents from the Expert Dialogue on “Opportunities and Risks of the Application of Nanotechnologies in the Construction Sector.” The documents include a summary of discussion, meeting agenda, and report, Regulation of construction products and possibilities to address (n

  • KAN Reviews Nanotechnology Standardization Documents from OSH Perspective

    Germany’s Commission for Occupational Health and Safety (KAN) released in May 2017 a report entitled Standardization in nanotechnology — Status review and requirements analysis from the occupational safety and health perspective. According to the report, which is in German but includes an English summary, the authors conducted a structured status review of the standardization situation in the...

  • Germany Publishes Final Report from Project on Methodology for Identifying Granular Biopersistent Particles at Workplaces

    Germany’s Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published the final report for the project “Methodology for the Identification of Granular Biopersistent Particles (GBP) at Workplaces.” The final report states that the category includes respirable granular biopersistent particles without known significant specific toxicity. This category comprises various materials such

  • Germany Begins Consultation on Announcement Concerning Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The Committee on Hazardous Substances (AGS) of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) began a public consultation on its update to several technical rules. AGS seeks comment on Bekanntmachung zu Gefahrstoffen (BekGS) 527, “Hergestellte Nanomaterialien.”

  • Germany Publishes Report on Nanoview Project

    On November 15, 2016, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) published a report, in English, entitled Nanoview — Influencing factors on the perception of nanotechnology and target group-specific risk communication strategies. In 2007, BfR conducted a survey concerning the public perception of nanotechnology. Given the newness of nanotechnology and that large sections of the population...

  • Germany Publishes Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020

    The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) recently published an English version of its Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020. Based on the success of the Action Plan Nanotechnology over the previous ten years, the federal government will continue the Action Plan Nanotechnology for the next five years. Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020 is geared towards the priorities of the federal...

  • Germany Publishes Review of the Joint Research Strategy of the Higher Federal Authorities

    On September 19, 2016, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) published a report entitled Review of the joint research strategy of the higher federal authorities — Nanomaterials and other advanced materials: Application safety and environmental compatibility. The report states that in a long-term research strategy, the higher federal authorities responsible for human...

  • Presentations Available from International Symposium on Asbestos-Like Fibers from Nanomaterials and Other Advanced Materials

    On June 14, 2016, Germany’s Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) posted the presentations from the April 20, 2016, symposium, “WHO fibres from nanomaterials and other advanced materials: Do we have to tackle a new asbestos problem in OSH?”

  • Germany Publishes Report on Nanomaterials in the Environment

    On June 1, 2016, the German Environment Agency (UBA) published a report entitled Nanomaterials in the environment: Current state of knowledge and regulations on chemical safety. The aim of the report is to outline the necessary further development of chemicals regulations for nanomaterials with regard to the environment from UBA’s perspective. The report is addressed “particularly to players...

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