Scientists worry about some risks more than the public

Dietram A. Scheufele, Elizabeth Corley, Sharon Dunwoody, Tsung Jen Shih, Elliott Hillback, David Guston

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Abstract

A comparison between two recent national surveys among nanoscientists and the general public in the US shows that, in general, nanoscientists are more optimistic than the public about the potential benefits of nanotechnology. However, for some issues related to the environmental and long-term health impacts of nanotechnology, nanoscientists were significantly more concerned than the public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-734
Number of pages3
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Volume2
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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Scientists worry about some risks more than the public. / Scheufele, Dietram A.; Corley, Elizabeth; Dunwoody, Sharon; Shih, Tsung Jen; Hillback, Elliott; Guston, David.

In: Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 2, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 732-734.

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Scheufele, DA, Corley, E, Dunwoody, S, Shih, TJ, Hillback, E & Guston, D 2007, 'Scientists worry about some risks more than the public', Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 2, no. 12, pp. 732-734. https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2007.392
Scheufele, Dietram A. ; Corley, Elizabeth ; Dunwoody, Sharon ; Shih, Tsung Jen ; Hillback, Elliott ; Guston, David. / Scientists worry about some risks more than the public. In: Nature Nanotechnology. 2007 ; Vol. 2, No. 12. pp. 732-734.
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