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First application of ANSES's methodology for assessing the risks of nanomaterials in food

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Conventional methodologies are not always suitable for assessing the potential health risks to consumers of nanomaterials used in food. In 2021, ANSES therefore proposed a "nanospecific" risk assessment methodology, which it has just tested on the food additive E171, or titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is the most widely studied nanomaterial. Its use in food has been prohibited in Europe since August 2022. This practical application has shown both the method's validity and the extent of the lack of data for conducting an adequate risk assessment of nanomaterials in food. 



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