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Of risks and regulations: how leading U.S. nanoscientists form policy stances about nanotechnology


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TitleOf risks and regulations: how leading U.S. nanoscientists form policy stances about nanotechnology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCorley, Elizabeth A., Scheufele Dietram A., and Hu Qian
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Volume11
Issue7
Pagination1573 - 1585
Date Published10/2009
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1572-896X
Abstract

This study explores the heuristics that the leading U.S. nanoscientists use when they make policy decisions about regulating nanomaterials by looking at the relationship between nanoscientists' risk and benefit perceptions and their support for nanotechnology regulation. The authors conclude that nanoscientists are more supportive of regulation when they perceive higher levels of risk, but their perception of the perceived benefits of a nanotechnology application does not significantly impact their support for nanotechnology regulation.

DOI10.1007/s11051-009-9671-5
Short TitleJ Nanopart Res