Nanotechnology: Consequences for Human Health and the Environment - Issues in Environmental Science and Technology (Paperback)R. E. Hester (editor), R. M. Harrison (editor), Barry Park (author of contributions), Jamie R. Lead (author of contributions), David M. Mark (author of contributions), Ken Donaldson (author of contributions), Vicki Stone (author of contributions), Lang Tran (author of contributions), Andrew Maynard (author of contributions), Habil H. F. Krug (cover design/artwork)
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Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages: 150
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 8 mm
Are nano - particles safe?
Nanotechnology: Consequences for human health and the environment
R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison (Eds.)
RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2007, 34pp, (HB) ISBN 9780854042166
Reviewed by Dennis Rouvray
Nanotechnology is still a futuristic rather than a contemporary industry and may at present be said to be at an evolutionary stage rather than a revolutionary one. However, it is unlikely to be long before all of this changes dramatically. In fact the rapid advances expected to be made in this technology over the next decade has led one leading US economic forecaster to conclude that the worldwide manufacture and sale of nanotechnological products will total around $2.6 trillion by the year 2014.
With such a seductive prospect just around the corner, it seems opportune to ask whether there may be a downside to this anticipated development. One major problem belatedly receiving urgent attention is that nanoparticles pose a serious health risku
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