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Nanotechnology - toxicological issues and environmental safety.

Authors
Simeonova-PP; Opopol-N; Luster-MI
Source
Simeonova PP, Opopol N, Luster MI, eds., Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007 May; :1-276
NIOSHTIC No.
20032469
Abstract
Nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing technological fields of the 21st century. Nanotechnologies will impact numerous industries, including daily consumer products, health care, energy, and transportation. However, the success of the emerging nanotechnology applications will depend on dynamic development of nanomaterial toxicology, risk and exposure assessment. Little is known about the potential adverse health and ecological effects of exposure to engineered nanomaterials, the main components of many nanotechnologies. Concerns are coming from the initial toxicological studies as well as the research and epidemiological reports on ultrafine particle toxicity. This book provides a summary of the state-of-art knowledge on nanomaterials and nanoparticles - toxicological issues; risk assessment and control measures; public participation and educational/ethical issues; and lastly, institutional mechanisms and status reports from various countries. This book includes a summary of the most important gaps in knowledge, needs for research, and collaborations in the field of nanotechnology regarding safe application and development.
Keywords
Aerosols; Aerosol-particles; Airborne-particles; Airborne-fibers; Toxicology; Risk-analysis; Nanotechnology
Publication Date
20070515
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Simeonova-PP; Opopol-N; Luster-MI
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781402060755
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
Nanotechnology - Toxicological Issues and Environmental Safety
State
WV
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