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Environmental Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in the Light of New Obligations Under the REACH Regulation: Which Challenges Remain and How to Approach Them?

Authors
  • Schwirn, Kathrin1
  • Voelker, Doris1
  • Galert, Wiebke1
  • Quik, Joris2
  • Tietjen, Lars1
  • 1 German Environment Agency (UBA), Dessau Roßlau, Germany , (Germany)
  • 2 National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Apr 28, 2020
Volume
16
Issue
5
Pages
706–717
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/ieam.4267
PMID: 32175661
PMCID: PMC7497025
Source
PubMed Central
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Abstract

Thanks to experiences gained from intensive studies on fate and effects of nanomaterials in the environment, peculiarities of testing and assessing are known and can be considered in corresponding strategies. Uncertainties in environmental risk assessment remain as standard test methods for hazard assessment, revised data requirements, and adapted default values as well as monitoring data are in many cases still missing. While update of existing guidance to account for the specifics of nanomaterials is ongoing, however mostly not yet available, in the meantime pragmatic decision are needed to account for the uncertainties and allow a valid hazard assessment for regulatory purposes. The paper highlights the need for improved hazard and exposure assessment, proposes appropriate testing and analysis regime to derive more valid effect concentrations as well as demands revisions of current release estimation and advances in fate modeling and related input parameters.

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