REACH and the Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology: Preventing and Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Nanomaterials
Monograph by Nertila Kuraj.
REACH and the Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology
Nertila Kuraj's monograph, “REACH and the Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology.
Preventing and Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Nanomaterials” (Routledge), is now available here.
The book is based on Nertila Kurajs PhD thesis. It presents a thorough and comprehensive legal analysis on the status of nanoscale chemicals under the EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction) regulation, asking whether it effectively safeguards human health and environmental protection.This book examines the European Commission’s claim that REACH offers the best possible framework for the risk management of nanomaterials. Through a detailed and meticulous analysis of the four phases of REACH, Kuraj assesses the capacity of the Regulation to protect human health and the environment against the potential harms associated with exposure to nanomaterials, and draws attention to the ways in which the specificities of nanoscale chemicals are (not) tackled by the current REACH framework.