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Proposal for an objective and consistent hazard classification of MWC(N)T to promote safe innovation

29/09/2022

JBCE would like to propose a harmonisation of the classification of MWC(N)T based on the latest
knowledge on the effects of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in organisms. This classification is consistent
with the classification of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Indeed, the morphologies, physicochemical properties, and effects on the human organism depend on
the different methods for carbon nanotube production1
. Therefore, from a chemical management
perspective, different types of CNTs should be evaluated depending on their characteristics instead
of simply grouping them all together under the category “CNTs”

You can download our proposal below. For more information please contact:

Tetsusaburo Miura, Policy Manager, Environment & Energy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)