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Document ID (ISN)106966
CIS number 07-851
ISBN(s) 0-85403-604-0
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Title Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: Opportunities and uncertainties
Bibliographic information The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom, 2004. Internet document. 113p. 147 ref.
Internet access http://www.nanotec.org.uk/finalReport.htm [in English]
Abstract This report on nanoscience and nanotechnologies highlights the fact that nanotechnologies offer many benefits both now and in the future but that public debate is needed about their development. It also highlights the immediate need for research to address uncertainties about the health and environmental effects of nanoparticles and makes recommendations on regulations to control exposure. Topics addressed: definition of nanoscience and nanotechnologies; science and applications; nanomanufacturing and industrial applications of nanotechnologies; possible adverse health and environmental impact; social and ethical issues; stakeholder and public dialogue; regulatory issues; conclusions; recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) nanotechnology; nanoparticles; risk factors; health hazards; pollution control
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; legal aspects; report; ethics; internet document; new technologies; social aspects; research
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ethical issues
Pollution control
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles