Legal and practical challenges in classifying nanomaterials according to regulatory definitions
Article in Nature Nanotechnology
Professor Iris Eisenberger has co-authored an article on "Legal and practical challenges in classifying nanomaterials according to regulatory definitions". The article shows that the legal definitions of "nanomaterial" in EU legislative acts render it impossible to scientifically classify nanomaterials in a way that is in accordance with EU requirements, thus endangering human health, the integrity of the environment, and economically relevant innovation activities. It was co-authored together with Martin Miernicki, Thilo Hofmann, Frank von der Kammer and Antonia Praetorius from the University of Vienna. The article in Nature Nanotechnology is now available online.