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Nanotechnology: Consequences for Human Health and the Environment

Series: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology

Edited By: RE Hester and RM Harrison

134 pages, Figs, tabs

Royal Society of Chemistry

Hardback | Jun 2007 | #163065 | ISBN-13: 9780854042166
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NHBS Price: £59.95 $76/€71 approx

About this book

This new volume seeks to give a broad overview of the sources, behaviour and risks associated with nanotechnology.

Setting the subject into context, this book describes the current range of products containing nanomaterials and looks at the consequences for the environment and human health for the introduction of nanoparticles and nano-tubes. A perspective from the United States indicates how the threats posed by nanoparticles are being addressed.

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) Chemistry World


Contents

Current and Future Applications of Nanotechnology; Nanoparticles in the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment; Nanoparticles in the Atmosphere; Occupational Exposure to Nanoparticles and Nanotubes; Toxicological Properties of Nanoparticles and Nanotubes; Human Health Effects of Nanoparticle Exposure; Nanoparticle safety: a perspective from the United States; Subject Index.

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Biography

Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK

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