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Nanomaterials Reporting Requirement Proposed by Swedish Chemicals Agency

December 22, 2015

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) has proposed that companies that are otherwise required to register the content of chemical products to KEMI’s Products Register, must also be required to include information on intentionally added nanomaterials to those products.  Food and animal feed, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics are among the product categories exempt from the reporting requirements in the Products Register, however, and would therefore be exempt from a nanomaterials reporting requirement, if enacted.

The proposal stems from a January 2015 request by the Swedish government to the Swedish Chemicals Agency to investigate how to collect information on nanomaterials in chemical products and articles.  More information on the proposal can be found on KEMI’s website.