Selected Document Category:Published Document
Source:International Organization for Standardization
Anticipated Publication Year:
Publication Year:2017
Identifier:TS 20787
Document Title:Nanotechnologies — Aquatic Toxicity Assessment of Nanomaterials using Artemia Sp.

This technical specification is to describe an acute toxicity test method to assess effects of nanomaterials on Artemia sp. This document will help to determine the most adaptable duration time and proper dosing scheme for conducting acute
toxicity test with Artemia sp. This technical specification will include information on how cultivate healthy Artemia in culture medium and which exposure concentration and exposure durations are appropriate for toxicity experiments with Artemia.

Keywords:Toxicity testing; nanomaterials; artemia
Type of Document:a. Standard
Issues Areas:Health, Safety, and Environment
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Goal or Need:

There is no standard method for conducting toxicity tests with Artemia sp., neither for nanomaterials nor for other
chemicals, the goal of this technical specification is to develop a standard test method for toxicity evaluation of
nanomaterials using this important aquatic species

Intended Stakeholders:With this proposed document, manufacturers of nanomaterials can provide appropriate safety information of their products to the customers, which can eventually be utilized for the registration of their commercialized nanomaterials.
Is it Being Implemented:
Submitter's Name:Heather Benko
Submitter's e-mail:hbenko@ansi.org
Submitter's Company:American National Standards Institute
Additional Comments:
Contact for Additional Info:Ms. Heather Benko (hbenko@ansi.org); WG 3 Secretary