Nanotechnology, environmental health and safety [electronic resource] : risks, regulation and management
- by Matthew Hull, Diana Bowman.
- Norwich, N.Y. : William Andrew ; Oxford : Elsevier Science [distributor], 2009.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Micro & nano technologies.
- Risks: What are Some of the Risks?
- Regulation: How are they Currently Regulated?
- Management: What is Being Done to Manage them?.
- Publisher's Summary
- This book tackles the debate over nanotechnology's environmental health and safety (EHS) by thoroughly explaining EHS issues, financial implications, foreseeable risks (i.e. exposure, dose, hazards of nanomaterials), and the implications of occupational hygiene precautions and consumer protections. Real-world case studies are included, e.g. the discussion of a leading chemical company's unusual pairing with the USA's largest environmental NGO, and an innovative program designed for small- to mid-sized businesses, which became a model approach for proactive nanotechnology EHS risk management. * Considers the potential of nanotechnology from multiple perspectives (NGO, insurance industry, small business, etc)* Provides guidance and advice for appropriate, proactive risk management strategies* Reviews toxicological studies and industrial initiatives, documented with actual case studies* Of significant interest to CEOs/CTOs of technology companies (SMEs), Health and Safety officers of technology companies (SMEs), Government officials (HSE), Toxicology experts, and venture capitalists.
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- Publication date
- Micro and nano technologies
- Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 14, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.