Nanomaterial and nanotechnology related regulations in the EU REACH & CLP In the European Union, nanomaterials are regulated under the EU’s chemical legislation, i.e. REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals) 1 and CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging). 2 The general aim of the EU’s chemical legislation is to protect human health and the environment,
Authors & references
Marja Pitkänen, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
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