Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety

1st Edition

Risks, Regulation and Management

Editors: Matthew Hull Diana Bowman
Authors: Matthew Hull Diana Bowman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815515869
eBook ISBN: 9780815519829
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 6th November 2009
Page Count: 352
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Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Risks: What are Some of the Risks?

1. Toxicological studies with nanoscale materials
2. Are we willing to heed the lessons of the past? Nanomaterials and Australia's asbestos legacy

SECTION 2: Regulation: How are they Currently Regulated?

3. Global perspectives on the oversight of nanotechnologies
4. A nanotechnology legal framework

SECTION 3: Management: What is Being Done to Manage them?

5. Nanotechnology risk management: An insurance industry perspective
6. Industry-led initiative for occupational health and safety
7. Nanotechnology risk management and small business: A case study on the nanosafe framework
8. A case study of a nanoscale-research facility safety through design and operation


Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

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.


Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 2010
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9780815519829
Hardcover ISBN:
9780815515869

Reviews

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.


About the Editors

Matthew Hull Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

President and Owner, NanoSafe, Inc.

Diana Bowman Editor

School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Public Health, University of Michigan

About the Authors

Matthew Hull Author

Affiliations and Expertise

President and Owner, NanoSafe, Inc.

Diana Bowman Author

School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Public Health, University of Michigan