Supporting the responsible use of nanomaterials
Nanosafety Platform general presentation
for nanomaterials use
This is not to say that nanomaterials are not covered by existing laws. Nanomaterials are chemical substances. Therefore, nanomaterials currently fall under the existing laws and regulations targeting chemical substances. EU and EU Member State occupational and consumer health and safety laws, while they do not specifically mention nanomaterials, do cover nanomaterials.
Compliance with the regulations that apply to nanomaterials is either required, such as for EU or national laws, or voluntary, for regulations and standards developed by organizations like ISO (international), CEN (Europe), and AFNOR (France). In addition, the OECD has published nanomaterials guidelines to support the implementation of nanomaterial-related laws and regulations.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.