Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety-What We've Learned and Where We're (Potentially) Heading

Matthew S. Hull, Diana Bowman

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

In 2010, we introduced Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety: Risks, Regulation, and Management to provide a collection of diverse and balanced perspectives on emerging nanotechnology environmental health and safety risks. To this end, we included chapters contributed from the insurance industry, risk assessors, toxicologists, labor union representatives, lawyers, academics, entrepreneurs, and other nanotechnology thought leaders from around the globe. Each of these perspectives offers a different glimpse and insights into the very real and complex challenges that accompany the development and commercialization of an emerging technology into today's interconnected world. As the nanotechnology risk story continues to unfold, we are witnessing rapid changes in these perspectives and the introduction of entirely new ones, and this is where our second edition begins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety: Risks, Regulation, and Management: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages117-151
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9780815515869, 9781455731886
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Gulf oil disaster
  • Nanoinformatics
  • Nanotechnology risks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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