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Nanotechnology and Occupational Health

  • Andrew D. Maynard
  • David Y. H. Pui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. Editorial

  3. Perspectives

    1. Kenneth H. Keller
      Pages 5-10
    2. John M. Balbus, Karen Florini, Richard A. Denison, Scott A. Walsh
      Pages 11-22
  4. Special Focus: Nanoparticles and Occupational Health

    1. William E. Wallace, Michael J. Keane, David K. Murray, William P. Chisholm, Andrew D. Maynard, Tong-man Ong
      Pages 23-38
    2. H. Fissan, S. Neumann, A. Trampe, D. Y. H. Pui, W. G. Shin
      Pages 53-59
    3. W. G. Shin, D. Y. H. Pui, H. Fissan, S. Neumann, A. Trampe
      Pages 61-69
    4. Sheng-Chieh Chen, Chuen-Jinn Tsai
      Pages 71-83
    5. Andrew D. Maynard, Bon Ki Ku, Mark Emery, Mark Stolzenburg, Peter H. McMurry
      Pages 85-92
    6. Daniel A. Japuntich, Luke M. Franklin, David Y. Pui, Thomas H. Kuehn, Seong Chan Kim, Andrew S. Viner
      Pages 93-107
    7. J. Wang, D. R. Chen, D. Y. H. Pui
      Pages 109-115
    8. Seong Chan Kim, Matthew S. Harrington, David Y. H. Pui
      Pages 117-125
    9. Myong-Hwa Lee, William J. McClellan, Joe Candela, Dan Andrews, Pratim Biswas
      Pages 127-136
    10. Milind Kandlikar, Gurumurthy Ramachandran, Andrew Maynard, Barbara Murdock, William A. Toscano
      Pages 137-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-183

About this book


Nanotechnology is rapidly invading many aspects of modern society - from science, research and engineering to industrial and commercial applications and, inevitably, to man and his environment. One of the biggest challenges, therefore, is managing environmental, health and safety risks of nanomaterials. Yet, the information necessary to assess their longterm effects is scarce. Systematic research into what potentially makes engineered nanomaterials hazardous, how this translates into risk, and how these can be managed will be vital and involves interdisciplinary collaboration.
The first International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Occupational Health, in 2004, brought together hygienists, manufacturers, toxicologists, materials scientists, regulators and researchers. It pointed the way to what needs to be done. The second International Symposium, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota, demonstrated the power and potential where there is a will: with nearly three times as many attendants, and with contributions from academics, industry, policymakers, non-government organizations and even lawyers, this second symposum established that, while there is international concern over how to ensure safe nanotech-workplaces, there is also progress being made in developing the required knowledge.
This volume, a reprint from a special issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, mainly draws from work presented at the 2005 symposium, diverse but united by the need for a holistic view of nanotechnology and risk.

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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew D. Maynard
    • 1
  • David Y. H. Pui
    • 2
  1. 1.Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsWashington DCUSA
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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