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Consequences for Human Health and the Environment
by R. E. Hester Anthony K. Barbour R. M. Harrison Barry Park Jamie R. Lead David M. Mark Ken Donaldson Vicki Stone Lang Tran Andrew Maynard

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Consequences for Human Health and the Environment
by Author Name R. E. Hester, Anthony K. Barbour, R. M. Harrison, Barry Park, Jamie R. Lead, David M. Mark, Ken Donaldson, Vicki Stone, Lang Tran, Andrew Maynard

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List Price:82.70
Format: Hardback, 234 x 156 x 9mm, 148pp
Publication date: 01 Jun 2007
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN-13: 9780854042166


Nanotechnology is a much talked about, and rapidly expanding area of science, which is sometimes little understood. It looks set to make a significant impact on human life and, with numerous commercial developments emerging, will become a major industry over the coming years. Nanotechnology can be broadly described as developing or exploiting products at nanometre dimensions (i.e. as having one dimension less than 100 nanometres). Such materials have a larger surface area to volume ratio than conventional materials which provides them with an increased level of reactivity, and consequently, toxicity per unit mass. This book sets the subject into context by first of all describing the current range of products containing nano-materials and then looking at the consequences for the environment and human health relating to the introduction of nanoparticles and nano-tubes. Nanotechnology: Consequences for Human Health and the Environment discusses some of the more controversial issues associated with the field including: nanoparticles in the environment, occupational exposure, toxicological properties, human health issues and safety.This authoritative and comprehensive book will be of interest to both scientists and technologists but also to regulators and government. This title is also available in hardback.


The book takes a careful look at the hazards posed by nanoparticles and makes a balanced assessment of the benefits and disadvantages of forging ahead with large-scale nanotechnology.Because of the timely and important message it contains, this is a work that I feel should be read by all those who may be contemplating any activity that involves contact with nanoparticles Chemistry World, February 2008, 64 (Dennis Rouvray)


Current and Future Applications of Nanotechnology: 1: Introduction; 2: Technology; 3: Types of Nanomaterials; 4: Bio Applications; 5: Nanocatalysts; 6: Nanotechnology Reports; 7: Future Opportunities; 8: Nanomaterials Companies; 9: Future; References; Nanoparticles in the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments: 1: Introduction; 2 Overview of Current Knowledge; 3: Fate and Behaviour in Natural Aquatic Systems; 4: Issues to be Addressed; 5:Conclusions; References; Nanoparticles in the Atmosphere: 1: Introduction; 2: Sources of Atmospheric Particles; 3: Particle Size Distributions; 4: Measurement of Nanoparticles in Roadside Air; 5: Transformation and Transport of Ultrafine Particles; 6: Measurements of Particle Number Concentration in the Atmosphere; 7: Chemical Composition of Atmospheric Nanoparticles; 8: Indoor/Outdoor Relationships of Nanoparticles; 9: Conclusions; References; Occupational Exposure to Nanoparticles and Nanotubes: 1: Introduction; 2: Scientific Framework for Assessing Exposure to Nanoparticles; 3: Review of Methods for Assessing Exposure to Nanoparticles 4: Review of Reported Measurements of Exposure to Nanoparticles; 5: Discussion; References; Toxicological Properties of Nanoparticles and Nanotubes: 1: Introduction; 2: Environmental Air Pollution Particles; 3: Could Cardiovascular Effects of PM be due to CDNP? 4:Is the Environmental Nanoparticle Paradigm Applicable to Engineered NP? 5: Conclusion; References; Human Health Effects of Nanoparticle Exposure: 1: The Regulatory Issues; 2:Current Issues and Knowledge Gaps; 3: Discussion: Risk Assessment of Engineered NPs; References; Nanoparticle Safety: a Perspective from the United States; 1: Introduction; 2: The US National Nanotechnology Initiative; 3; Federal Government Activities in Support of "Safe" Nanotechnology 4; Industry and Other Non-government Activities in Support of "Safe" Nanotechnology; 5: Looking to the Future - Ensuring the Development of "Safe" Nanotechnology; References; Subject Index

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