Global Perspectives on the Oversight of Nanotechnologies

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the global perspective on the oversight of nanotechnologies. The nascent field of nanotechnologies has evolved to the stage where an increasingly large volume of engineered nanoparticles, including, for example, nanotubes, metal oxides, quantum dots, and fullerenes, have being manufactured and incorporated into a broad array of products. The nascent field of nanotechnologies has evolved to the stage where an increasingly large volume of engineered nanoparticles, including, for example, nanotubes, metal oxides, quantum dots, and fullerenes, have being manufactured and incorporated into a broad array of products. The often cited Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) Consumer Product Inventory lists over 800 selfidentified, commercially available, nanotechnology-based products (nanoproducts), with products ranging from electronic equipment, personal care products, foods and food contact materials, and sporting equipment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages73-95
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780815515869
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Bowman, D. (2010). Global Perspectives on the Oversight of Nanotechnologies. In Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety (pp. 73-95). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-8155-1586-9.10003-9