Nanotechnology is being hailed as the “next industrial revolution”. Nanomaterials are now found in hundreds of products, from cosmetics to clothing to food products. Inevitably, these nanomaterials will enter our bodies as we handle nanomaterials in the workplace, eat nano-foods, wear nano-clothes and nanocosmetics, use nano-appliances and dispose of nano waste into the environment. Early scientific studies demonstrate the potential for materials that are benign in bulk form to become harmful at the nanoscale. There is an urgent need for regulations to protect workers, the public and the environment from nanotoxicity’s risks, for greater understanding of the short and long-term implications of nanotechnology for people’s health and the environment, for consideration of nanotechnology’s broader social implications and for public involvement in decision making regarding nanotechnology’s introduction.
This book covers health and safety services and the health and environment implications of nanotechnology. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: ethical, legal, social and environmental issues are being discussed in this book. Nanotechnology: opportunities and risks for humans and the environment have described.
This book comprises these chapter:
- Chapter 1 presents health and safety services thoroughly. Sectors and activities regularly funded by the CERF grants, guidance on the health & safety (first aid) regulations 1981, first aid personnel and training, training, emergency response plan have discussed in detail in this chapter.
- Chapter 2 describes nanotechnology and how it is used. it also explains nanofabrication nanomedicines, ultrasensitive pathogen quantification in drinking water using highly piezoelectric PMN-PT microcantilevers. Environmental benefits of nanoscale biopolymers for improved decontamination and recycling of heavy metals are discussed here. Important topics as Nanotechnology and environmental mitigation, health and environmental risks of nanotechnology explained very well. Potential applications of nanotechnology for environment and energy with examples of environmental nanotechnology have discussed. A survey on nanotechnology and the environment has also described in this chapter.
- Chapter 3 discusses the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Ethical, Legal, Social and Environmental Issues in detail. It explains about health risks associated with nanomaterials, regulation of Nanomaterials. It also ensures about Nanotechnology: the possibility, the achievability, and the desirability. This chapter gives an overview of the nanotechnology status in Asia-Pacific nations. Ethical issues of nanotechnology in the Asia Pacific region have been discussed thoroughly.
- Chapter 4 gives an overview of nanotechnology: opportunities and risks for humans and the environment. It explains some important topics as development and application fields of nanotechnology products, potential impact on humans and the environment: possible risks, exposure and persistence , health aspects of nano-sized particles, carbon nanotubes environmental implications, biomagnifications: risk for health, CT screening better than chest X-ray for reducing lung cancer mortality, alcoholism and PTSD thoroughly.