Nanotechnology [electronic resource] :health and environmental risks / editor, Jo Anne Shatkin.
Contributor(s): Shatkin, Jo Anne.Material type: Computer fileSeries: Perspectives in nanotechnology.Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, c2008Description: 192 p.ISBN: 9781420053647 (e-book : PDF); 9781420053630.Call number: 620.5 N186 Subject(s): Nanotechnology -- Risk assessment | Nanotechnology -- Health aspects | Nanotechnology -- Environmental aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Online resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: assessing nanotechnology health and environmental risks -- Defining risk assessment and how it is used for environmental protection, and its potential role for managing nanotechnology risks -- Sustainable nanotechnology development using risk assessment and applying life cycle thinking -- The state of the science: human health, toxicology, and nano-technological risk / Brenda E. Barry -- The state of the science: environmental risks -- NANO LCRA an adaptive screening-level life cycle risk assessment framework for nanotechnology -- Alternative approaches for life cycle risk assessment for nanotechnology and comprehensive environmental assessment / Jo Anne Shatkin and J. Michael Davis -- Current and proposed approaches for managing risks in occupational environments / Brenda E. Barry -- Ongoing international efforts to address risk issues for nanotechnology.