Nanomaterials archive

  • Commission’s behaviour over cosmetics information reprimanded by EU Ombudsman

    The European Commission has been reprimanded for bad behaviour by the EU’s transparency watchdog, over its failure to release chemical data .

  • woman applying make up for story saying Commission facing EU legal watchdog over nano-chemicals in cosmetics

    Commission facing EU legal watchdog over nano-chemicals in cosmetics

    ClientEarth has today complained to the EU Ombudsman about the European Commission’s unlawful handling of a long-delayed list of nano-chemicals in cosmetics.

  • 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?

  • EC conclusions on nanomaterials ignore their own analysis

    The European Commission recently published a Communication assessing the adequacy and implementation of EU legislation for nanomaterials, yet the EC has a habit of ignoring its own conclusions.

  • Nanotechnology – a threat to our health and the environment?

    The smallest car in the world is one billionth of a metre. 60,000 times smaller than the thickness of a hair. And is self-propelled. Instead of carrying people or freight, it could transport molecules and atoms and be used to reconstruct damaged cells.