Safety of manufactured nanomaterials

Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials

 

The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood.

To ensure that the tests used to address the safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials are consistent and defensible; the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) launched the Sponsorship Programme for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials (Testing Programme) in November 2007. This Testing Programme verifies the testing methods used on Manufactured Nanomaterials by pooling the expertise of OECD member countries, some non-member countries and other stakeholders to fund the safety testing of specific Manufactured Nanomaterials.

In launching this Testing Programme, the WPMN agreed on a priority list of 11 Manufactured Nanomaterials for testing based on materials which are in, or close to commercial use. The outcome of this Testing programme has been a first of its kind collaboration between government, industry and academia in the generation of testing dossiers to inform the future uses and safety concerns of Manufactured Nanomaterials.

 

Testing Programme Overview

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