Nanoparticles can be 60,000 times smaller than a hair. Their size allows revolutionary applications but it is also what makes them potentially damaging for human health and the environment. Despite this risk, nanomaterials can already be found in everyday products such as cosmetics. Our team is dedicated to use the power of law so that this technology can only be used in a transparent and responsible way.

Nanomaterials

  • woman putting on makeup for story saying three-year wait for nanomaterial risk data promised "in the next weeks"

    Three-year wait for nanomaterial risk data promised “in the next weeks”

    Three years ago today, a catalogue was due to be published by the European Commission listing the ingredients in everyday cosmetics and indicating whether they contained nanomaterials. We are still waiting.

  • tractor spraying yellow field for story saying EU Environment Council reprimands Commission for chemical failings

    EU Environment Council reprimands Commission for chemical failings

    The Commission should work faster to implement laws protecting people and the environment from dangerous chemicals. This is the conclusion of a vote in the Environmental Council of the EU.

  • Photo of children eating to illustrate story about letter to Malmström warns TTIP must not delay safety laws

    Letter to Malmström warns TTIP must not delay safety laws

    ClientEarth letter to Malmström asks her to exclude controversial elements of the EU’s Better Regulation agenda from TTIP trade negotiations with the US.

  • Tiny nanos cause big delays in Brussels

    Nanomaterials are 100,000 times smaller than a human hair, so why are they causing big problems in Brussels?

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