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Author Shatkin, Jo Anne, author

Title Nanotechnology : health and environmental risks / by Jo Anne Shatkin, Richard Pleus
Edition Second edition
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Series Perspectives in nanotechnology
Perspectives in nanotechnology
Contents 1 Introduction: Assessing Nanotechnology Health and Environmental Risks / Jo Anne Shatkin Shatkin, Jo Anne 1 -- 2 Defining Risk Assessment and How It Is Used for Environmental Protection, and Its Potential Role for Managing Nanotechnology Risks / Jo Anne Shatkin Shatkin, Jo Anne 31 -- 3 Sustainable Nanotechnology Development Using Risk Assessment and Applying Life Cycle Thinking / Jo Anne Shatkin Shatkin, Jo Anne 61 -- 4 The State of the Science: Human Health, Toxicology, and Nanotechnology Risks / Richard C. Pleus Pleus, Richard C. 79 -- 5 The State of the Science: Environmental Risks / Jo Anne Shatkin Shatkin, Jo Anne 117 -- 6 Nano LCRA: An Adaptive Screening-Level Life Cycle Risk-Assessment Framework for Nanotechnology / Jo Anne Shatkin Shatkin, Jo Anne 149 -- 7 Comprehensive Environmental Assessment and Other Life Cycle-Based Approaches for Assessing Nanotechnology / J. Michael Davis Davis, J. Michael 171 -- 8 Managing Risks in Occupational Environments / Thomas M. Peters Peters, Thomas M. 191 -- 9 Nanotechnology Risk Communication / Ann Bostrom Bostrom, Ann, Ragnar Löfstedt Löfstedt, Ragnar 215 -- 10 Ongoing International Efforts to Address Risk Issues for Nanotechnology / Jo Anne Shatkin Shatkin, Jo Anne 231
Summary "This book introduces the use of risk analysis as a tool for responsible environmental decision making in nanotechnology development, providing concise, yet informative, narratives on the topics of toxicology, occupational health and safety, and environmental implications of nanotechnology. This new edition presents new perspectives and provides updates on the technical, societal, and regulatory developments in the field. The text presents historical perspectives, provides an overview of current concerns, summarizes international efforts to address risk, describes methods for evaluating nanotechnology risks, and presents current and proposed approaches for managing those risks"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
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Subject Nanotechnology -- Environmental aspects
Nanotechnology -- Health aspects
Nanotechnology -- Risk assessment
Nanotechnology -- Risk assessment.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- General.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Nanotechnology & MEMS.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Reference.
Form Electronic book
Author Pleus, Richard C., editor
ISBN 1439881766
9781439881767