Environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology - implications for the R&D in (small) companies

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dc.contributor.author Friedrichs, S en_US
dc.contributor.author Schulte, Jurgen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:38:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:38:30Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006011455 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Friedrichs S and Schulte Jurgen 2007, 'Environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology - implications for the R&D in (small) companies', Elsevier Sci Ltd, vol. 8, no. 1-2, pp. 12-18. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1468-6996 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5464
dc.description.abstract The growth of nanotechnology has led to an unprecedented research and development effort in both the public and the private sectors; world wide, an increasing number of laboratories, fabrication and manufacturing plants develop or apply novel nanometre-sized materials for applications ranging from large-scale industrial materials to electronic components and heathcare and medical products; an increasing number of start-ups have veen launched to establish their nanotechnology-based products in a trillion-dollar market. Very little, however, is known about the inetraction of man-made nanostructured materials and living organisms, as studies of nanotoxicology are gaining increasing interest, but are still in their infacny. Despite the formation of many ofcus and lobbying groups, proper legislation of the environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology wil tka eyears to be implemented, In the menatime, it is of utmost importance tat companies working with nanometre-sized matter take appropriate precautions to protect their staff, the environment and customer. Toxicology tests and agency approval of new nanometre-sized materials are prohibitively expensive, but, even if working on a tight budget, nanotechnology companies can acheive an ethical and safe business conduct via a number of possible routes. en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stam.2006.11.020 en_US
dc.title Environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology - implications for the R&D in (small) companies en_US
dc.parent Science And Technology Of Advanced Materials en_US
dc.journal.volume 8 en_US
dc.journal.number 1-2 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, England en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 12 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 091200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000032670 en_US
dc.personcode 960345 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Materials Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords nanotoxicology, regulation, standards, risk governance, occupational health and safety en_US
dc.staffid 960345 en_US


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