Frequently Asked Questions about Nanotechnology
Q: How does the Commission ensure that regulatory requirements cope with evolving nanotechnologies and/or nanomaterials?
A: EU legislation is drafted so that new technological developments can be taken into consideration. Implementation guidance and standards will be reviewed when a need to do so emerges from new data that has become available. Agencies and national authorities in charge of implementing legislation monitor the market (e.g. via pre-market control, pre-market notification or market surveillance) and will use Community market intervention mechanisms if risks are identified for products already on the market.