Nanomaterials – Environmental Risk Assessment Guidance Issued by EFSA

According to the abstract of a November 19, 2020 European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) External Scientific Report  “… Clear guidance on conducting Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of nanomaterials is becoming more and more relevant as new applications of nanomaterials in the food and feed chain are developed … this report compiles and structures the relevant information for ERA of nanomaterials …

Existing ERA guidance documents were analysed for their adequacy to cover issues that are specific for nanomaterials … relevance of test species should be considered in relation to expected fate of a nanomaterial application in the environment. Overall, collaboration with other EU agencies (e.g. ECHA, EMA) and organisations on method developments (e.g. OECD, ISO) is advised to avoid duplication of work and contradictory recommendations in ERA guidance
 …” Nanomaterials #PlasticWaste #MicroPlastics #EFSA