5th International NanoRegulation Conference 2009: "No Data, No Market?"
Consumers want to know what they buy, retailers want to know what they sell, processors and recyclers need to know what they handle. However, the relevant nanospecific information often does not reach these recipients because there is no obligation for transfer of nanospecific information. Nano-materials are likely to become “black boxes” in terms of information; as a consequence, consumer confidence decreases and politicians, NGO and consumer advocates are calling for transparency, declaration and labelling.The European Parliament unmistakably stated: „No Data, No Market “in its 2009 report on regulatory aspects of nanomaterials. The politicians wanted manufactured nanomaterials to be treated as new substances, requiring extensive safety testing and mandatory labelling.
25 - 26 November 2009