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Belgian Chemical Registration Deadline Draws Near for Nanomaterials: 1 January 2016

Contrary to the general opinion, companies established in Belgium have much more extensive obligations than mere compliance with REACH – the European legislation on registration of chemical substances. Indeed, in Belgium a national register for nanomaterials will enter into force on 1st January 2016. This is of significant importance as companies will be required to … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Invalidates USEPA’s FIFRA Registration of a Nanomaterial Pesticide

In a significant ruling on November 7, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated USEPA’s first-ever decision to register a pesticide containing nanosilver as its active ingredient under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Ninth Circuit held that USEPA  failed to follow its own risk assessment rules by concluding that use of the … Continue Reading