Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety: Risks, Regulation, and Management, Third Edition, includes real-world case studies, wherever practical, to illustrate specific issues and scenarios encountered by stakeholders positioned on the frontlines of nanotechnology-enabled industries. Each case study will appeal and resonate with laboratory scientists, business leaders, regulators, service providers and postgraduate researchers.
- Reviews toxicological studies and industrial initiatives that are supported by numerous case studies
- Covers the next generation of nanoparticles and dramatically expands on existing material from the second edition
- Presents the only book to collect research on the regulatory and risk implications of a wide array of industrial, environmental and consumer nanomaterials
Part I: Precaution 1. Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety
introduction 2. Is there a need for any more environmental health and safety research on nanoparticles? 3. Responsible Research and Innovation 4. What are the warning signs that we should be looking forward? 5. Emergency management of emerging technologies
nanotechnology 6. The role of NGOs in shaping the Environmental Health and Safety nanotech agenda
Part II: Progress 7. Characterization of nanomaterials for nanoEHS studies 8. Toxicological issues to consider when evaluating the safety of consumer products containing nanomaterials 9. Long-term effects
assessing the chronic toxicity of engineered nanomaterials 10. Workplace standards 11. Nanomaterials ecotoxicology: a case study with nanosilver 12. A Nanomaterial Registry 13. Nanoinformatics: data driven materials design for health and environmental needs
Part III: Perspectives 14. A case study of a nanoscale-research facility safety through design and operation 15. What should epidemioligists be looking for, or doing, to ensure worker safety? 16. Commercialization of cellulose nanocrystal (NCCTM) production: A business case focusing on the importance of proactive EHS management 17. Safe, rapid development of nanotechnologies 18. Nanotechnology risk management: An insurance industry perspective 19. Managing nanotechnology risks in small business 20. Lowering insurance premiums
a how to guide for small nanotechnology businesses 21. A nanotechnology legal framework 22. The EPA/NSF funded centers for environmental implications of nanotechnology 23. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Shaping the Nanotechnologies Landscape Through Regulatory Choice
Part IV: Personal 24. Consumer use of nanoparticles in sunscreens 25. Cosmetics 26. Cleaning products
Part V: Prediction and Sustainability 27. Exploring boundaries around the safe use of advanced materials: A Prospective Product-Based Case Studies approach 28. What's ahead
what can we expect from the nano-enabled materials and systems of the future 29. Nanomaterial governance, planetary health and the sustainocene transition 30. Sustainable nanotechnology: a regional perspective
Matthew Hull manages the nanotechnology research portfolio within Virginia Tech's Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS); President and Owner of NanoSafe, Inc. His main research interest is the health and environmental impact of nanotechnology.
Diana M Bowman is an Associate Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the School for the Future of Innovation and Society, Arizona State. Professor Bowman's main research focus is on the legal and policy issues of emerging technologies and public health law.