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Examining the development of an inventory for products containing nanomaterials

DG Environment commissioned this study on the 'Development of an inventory for consumer products containing nanomaterials' which was taken forward by the Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) throughout the course of 2011. (The report does not necessarily constitute the views of the European Commission)

The report covers technical aspects of developing a methodology to identify such products on the market. It also examines the challenges associated with the development of a database - including both searchability and technical IT issues - and discusses other issues of relevance, such as ongoing maintenance.

Recommendations are presented on how to set up a comprehensive database, and on those relevant organisational and practical issues that would accompany potential implementation.