Legal appraisal of nano technologies

Final Report

On the basis of an analysis of the present state of "nano technologies" and a review of existing national and European environmental legislation, including legislation that is expected to come into force (in particular REACH) regarding nano technologies, it is the objective of this appraisal

  • to identify gaps in legislation at both a national and a European level regarding nano technologies,
  • to point out possible regulatory approaches and
  • to formulate recommendations for further regulatory action.

The study can be downloaded at www.umweltbundesamt.de