Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety

Risks, Regulation and Management

Edited by

  • Matthew Hull, President and Owner, NanoSafe, Inc.
  • Diana Bowman, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

By

  • Matthew Hull, President and Owner, NanoSafe, Inc.
  • Diana Bowman, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

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.
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Audience

Middle and upper management in current nanotech companies.  Environmental, health and safety directors and personnel.  Nanotechnology start-up ventures, especially in the nanomaterials sector. This book is 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.

 

Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • Imprint: WILLIAM ANDREW
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1586-9


Table of Contents

Introduction/Foreword by the Editor; The promises of nanotechnology; An NGO’s perspective of nanotechnology; An insurance industry’s perspective; Proactive risks management strategies in nanotechnology companies; Toxicological Studies with Nanoscale Materials; Industry-led initiative for occupational heath & safety; Small business perspective: where safety and innovation converge; An unlikely partnership for responsible nanotechnology