There is no specific regulation for any nanomaterials. However, national and European regulations are applicable to nanomaterials. The main European health and safety regulations for the protection of workers include:
Standardisation and standards provide an important mechanism to support both innovation and the application of regulations. A number of national, European and international organisations are developing standards that either focus on or have sections dealing with the protection of human health and the environment from the production and use of chemicals and consumer products, containing nanomaterials.
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.