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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Nanomaterials

Risks and Benefits

Editors: Linkov, Igor, Steevens, Jeffery A. (Eds.)

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  • State-of-the-science approach to nanomaterials risk assessment and management
  • Relevant human health and environmental research on nanomaterials
  • Focus on practical applications and management solutions
  • Use of advanced quantitative tools to address policy problems
  • Balanced international perspectives, including developing countries
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Many potential questions regarding the risks associated with the development and use of wide-ranging technologies enabled through engineered nanomaterials. For example, with over 600 consumer products available globally, what information exists that describes their risk to human health and the environment? What en- neering or use controls can be deployed to minimize the potential environmental health and safety impacts of nanomaterials throughout the manufacturing and product lifecycles? How can the potential environmental and health benefits of nanotechnology be realized and maximized? The idea for this book was conceived at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on “Nanomaterials: Environmental Risks and Benefits and Emerging Consumer Products. ” This meeting – held in Algarve, Portugal, in April 2008 – started with building a foundation to harmonize risks and benefits associated with nanomaterials to develop risk management approaches and policies. More than 70 experts, from 19 countries, in the fields of risk assessment, decision-analysis, and security discussed the current state-of-knowledge with regard to nanomaterial risk and benefits. The discussion focused on the adequacy of available risk assessment tools to guide nanomaterial applications in industry and risk governance. The workshop had five primary purposes: Describe the potential benefits of nanotechnology enabled commercial products. Identify and describe what is known about environmental and human health risks of nanomaterials and approaches to assess their safety. Assess the suitability of multicriteria decision analysis for reconciling the benefits and risks of nanotechnology.

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"This book deals with the main issues of nowadays debate about nanomaterials. It encompasses the papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on ‘Nanomaterials: environmental risks and benefits and emerging consumer products’ held in Faro, Portugal, April 2008. … In conclusion, we highly recommend the book to all scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders addressing the environmental and toxicological implications of nanomaterials." (Hanna Maes, Andreas Schaeffer, Henner Hollert and Hans Toni Ratte, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 16, 2009)


Table of contents (34 chapters)

Table of contents (34 chapters)
  • Human Health Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials

    Pages 3-29

    Elder, A. (et al.)

  • Disposition of Nanoparticles as a function of Their Interactions with Biomolecules

    Pages 31-41

    Lynch, I. (et al.)

  • Assessment of Quantum Dot Penetration into Skin in Different Species Under Different Mechanical Actions

    Pages 43-52

    Monteiro-Riviere, N. A. (et al.)

  • Nanotechnology

    Pages 53-66

    Chan-Remillard, S. (et al.)

  • Biomarkers of Nanoparticles Impact on Biological Systems

    Pages 67-81

    Mikhailenko, V. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nanomaterials
Book Subtitle
Risks and Benefits
Editors
  • Igor Linkov
  • Jeffery A. Steevens
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9491-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9491-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9489-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9490-3
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 472
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