With contributions from leading researchers and government experts involved with the safety assessment of nanomaterials, this book gives an up-to-date review on the safety of engineered nanomaterials and their impact on health and the environment. It covers the whole nanomaterial life cycle-from production, transport, and distribution in the enviro
Definition and Standardization of Nanomaterials. Industrial Relevant Production Processes for Nanomaterials and Nanostructures. Economic Impact and Applications of Nanomaterials. Engineered Nanoparticle Release, Exposure Pathway and Dose, Measures and Measuring Techniques for Nanoparticle Exposure in Air. Ecotoxicological Aspects of Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment. Biological Responses to Nanomaterials. Health Hazards of Nanomaterials: Anxiety vs. Science. The Regulatory Framework for Safe Handling of Nanomaterials at the Workplace. International Activities on Nanosafety: OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. Chances of Nanomaterials for Pharmaceutical Applications. Sustainability Assessment of Nanoproducts. Risk Perception and Risk Communication on the Issue of Nanotechnology.