Does EU law ensure all applications of nanoscience/nanotechnologies meet a high level of public health, safety and environmental protection?
This question was addressed in a 2008 Commission communication – nanomaterials in EU law.
The conclusion? While the existing EU regulatory framework can be applied to this sector:
- knowledge gaps remain regarding the potential risks of nanotechnologies,
- the existing EU regulatory framework can be applied to this sector.
- the main challenges ahead lie in its implementation
- adequate implementation may require adaptations to the legislation as well as the development of new guidelines.