Regulatory credibility on nanotechnologies is at ankle level with the regulators’ decision not to enforce the only nano-specific requirement on its books.

The Ministry of Health and ERMA have no plans to follow up on cosmetic products identified by the Sustainability Council in June last year as likely to contain nanoscale ingredients requiring notification. This includes products that contain fullerenes, a type of nanomaterial that has generated some concern internationally as to its safety.

Read the report: Skin Deep: Nanocosmetics Update