Responsible nanotech at work

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The impact of nanotechnology on health and the environment and the steps to be taken are discussed. In April 2003, the Canadian-based nongovernmental organization Action Group on Erosion, Technology, and Concentration (ETC) advocated for a ban on nanotech research until the risks are properly understood. It is estimated that single-walled carbon nanotubes may cause toxicity in the lungs. It is also estimated that the everincreasing use of technology may impact health of workers, consumers, and the environment, requiring action from governments, nongovernmental organizations, industry, and the research community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56
Number of pages1
JournalMaterials Today
Volume7
Issue number12 SUPPL.
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StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Responsible nanotech at work. / Maynard, Andrew.

In: Materials Today, Vol. 7, No. 12 SUPPL., 12.2004, p. 56.

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Maynard, Andrew. / Responsible nanotech at work. In: Materials Today. 2004 ; Vol. 7, No. 12 SUPPL. pp. 56.
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