The City of Paris excludes nanomaterials from its future supplies

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Brief
ban precautionary principle vigilance

It is through a tweet from Alice Timsit, a Parisian councilor, that we learned that the new Parisian public procurement plan states that no nanomaterials should be in the City of Paris supply contracts:

A few days later, the Parisian plan for responsible public procurement 2022-2026 was put on line. It included the following statement: “Eliminate endocrine disruptors and nanomaterials from all City of Paris supply and service contracts1See axis 2: “Environmental responsibility” of action 2.1 “Protecting against health risks”, page 20.

More information to come.

Upcoming Nano Agenda

27
Fév.
2024
Global Webinar on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (Online)
On line
Seminar
  • 3rd edition of the Global Webinar on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • February 27 to 28, 2024
  • Organizers: Global Scientific Guild
  • Main theme: Insights and Innovations in Nanotechnology and Nano Science: Progressing to the future

6
Mars
2024
Managing the risks associated with nanomaterials (CEA, Grenoble)
Grenoble
Training
  • Awareness-raising aimed at personnel in contact with nanomaterials during research, formulation, production, maintenance, cleaning, upkeep, etc., as well as safety coordinators or engineers, facility managers, heads of laboratories where nanoparticles are handled.
  • Organizers: INSTN Grenoble (CEA)
  • On the agenda: potential impact on health; metrology and protection; control of potential risks associated with nanomaterials; consideration of societal aspects.
  • Website: https: //instn.cea.fr/formation/maitrise-des-risques-lies-aux-nanomateriaux-sensibilisation
14
Mars
2024
Nanoparticles in everyday products (ATC, Paris)
Paris
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  • This module is part of the training program “Interactions between toxic chemicals and the human organism”, open to anyone with a basic scientific education (bachelor’s degree or professional experience).
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  • Speaker : Nicole PROUST, Research Engineer, CNRS Honorary Research Director, Specialist in Nanotechnologies, Arsenic, Electromagnetic Waves, Palaiseau, France
  • Website: www.atctoxicologie.fr/notre-formation.html

Notes and references

  • 1
    See axis 2: “Environmental responsibility” of action 2.1 “Protecting against health risks”, page 20