Do I work with nanomaterials?
In general, all materials with one or more dimensions between 1 – 100 nanometres are defined as nanomaterials. However, there is much debate about the nanomaterial definition. At present it is not legally required to include information about particle size on the safety data sheet (SDS), therefore it is not always possible to deduce from the SDS if a product contains nanomaterials. One way to find out is to ask the supplier. In addition, certain characteristics of a product or material can suggest that a product contains nanomaterial. It is also possible to perform analytical tests on a product to determine if there is a presence of nanomaterials.