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Nanotoxicology and Ethical Conditions for Informed Consent


By csep - Posted on 23 July 2010

TitleNanotoxicology and Ethical Conditions for Informed Consent
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsShrader-Frechette, Kristin
JournalNanoEthics
Volume1
Issue1
Pagination47 - 56
Date Published5/2007
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number1871-4765
Abstract

The author identifies four areas of policy that are likely to interfere to society’s ability to give or withhold free informed consent to the risks that may be related to nanotechnology. To attain this informed consent, the author suggests that the government should take the following actions: spend more money on nanotoxicology research; label consumer products containing nanotechnology; ensure independent research; and to avoid extrapolation that is often done by policy makers who often forget to include surface area and assume that only mass and chemical composition is important when assessing the toxicity of a nanomaterial.

DOI10.1007/s11569-007-0003-x
Short TitleNanoethics