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Prevention through design concepts for sustainable development of nanomaterials.
Nanotech 2014: electronics, manufacturing, environment, energy & water, technical proceedings of the 2014 NSTI nanotechnology conference and expo, June 15-18, 2014, Washington, DC. Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2014 Jun; 3:115-118
Nanotechnology has the potential to provide great benefit to society, but it must be developed responsibly. This responsibility involves addressing any adverse human and environmental impacts of the technology associated with engineered nanomaterials. Workers are among the first people in any society to be exposed to the potential health hazards caused by the products of new technology, and their exposure to any new material is often greater than for the general population. Therefore, worker safety and health can be seen as the core of responsible development. Prevention through Design (PtD) is a comprehensive approach for addressing worker safety and health issues by "designing out" hazards and minimizing residual risks.
Nanotechnology; Hazards; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-exposure; Workers; Work-environment; Worker-health; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Health-protection; Author Keywords: prevention through design; sustainable; safety
Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI)
Nanotech 2014: electronics, manufacturing, environment, energy & water, technical proceedings of the 2014 NSTI nanotechnology conference and expo, June 15-18, 2014, Washington, DC
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