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Nanotechnology - Toxicological Issues and Environmental Safety

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Nanotechnology - Toxicological Issues and Environmental Safety, held in Varna, Bulgaria, 12-17 August 2006

Simeonova, P.P., Opopol, N., Luster, M.I. (Eds.)

2007, XV, 276 p.

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  • One of the first books to summarize toxicological and risk assessment issues related to nanotechnology
  • Provides the state-of-art knowledge in the field of nanotoxicology
  • Represents the point of view of an international group of scientists including Europe and the United States

Nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing technological fields and will impact numerous industries, including daily consumer products, health care, energy, and transportation. However, the success of the emerging nanotechnology applications will depend on the 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 have been raised 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. It examines toxicological issues, risk assessment and control measures, public participation and educational/ethical issues, as well as institutional mechanisms and status reports from various countries. Coverage 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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Environmental - NATO - Nanomaterial - Nanotube - Science - Security - Stress - Sub-Series C - carbon nanotubes - nanotechnology

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Nanotechnology - Pharmacology & Toxicology

Table of contents 

Preface.- Conclusions and Recommendations.- Nanotechnologies: Overview and Issues; A.D. Maynard.- Biokinetics and Effects of Nanoparticles; G. Oberdörster.- Nanoparticle Exposure and Systemic/Cariovascular Effects; P. Simeonova.- Pulmonary Effects of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Inflammatory Response, Oxidative Stress/Signaling, and Recognition by Macrophages; V.E. Kagan et al.- Inhalation of Nanomaterials, Short Overview of the Local and Systemic Effects; P.H.M. Hoet et al.- Interactions of Organic Compounds with Mineral Particles, and the Detection of Cell Components in Bacteria by Spectroscopic Methods – Connections to Nanoscience; Z. Filip, K. Demnerova.- Toxicity of Polymeric Nanoparticles with Respect to their Application as Drug Carriers; T. Chervenkov et al.- Risk Assessment Approaches and Research Needs for Nanomaterials: An Examination of Data and Information from Current Studies; E.D. Kuempel et al.- Risk Assessment Related to Nanotechnology: Environmental and Policy Making; L.-D. Galatchi.- Needs for Regulations, Training and Education for Health Protection and Environmental Security of Nanotechnologies; N. Opopol.- Bioethics and Legal Aspects of Potential Health and Environmental Risks of Nanotechnology; D. Solodoukhina.- Nanotechnology – The Frame of Worker Training, Public Education, and Participation; F. Kaloyanova.- Use of Membrane Filtration for Water Treatment with Examples from the Republic of Macedonia; M. Kochubovski.- Current State of Nano-Structured TIO2 Based Catalysts: Preparation Methods; R. Tomovska et al.- Evaluation of Mean Diameter Values Using Scherrer Equation Applied to Electron Diffraction Images; V. Ciupina et al.- Occupational Risk Assessment and Management: Focus on Nanomaterials; N.F. Izmerov et al.- Approaches in Environmental Ecotoxicology; K. Demnerova et al.- Particle Exposure through the Indoor Air Environment; G. Dura, B. Szalay.-

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