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Societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology

Authors: National Science Foundation Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science , Engineering , and Technology . ; William Sims Bainbridge ; Roco, Mihail
Publication Type: Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology promise to have major impacts on human health, wealth, and peace in the coming decades. Among the expected breakthroughs are orders of magnitude increases in computer efficiency, human orga...
Year: 2001
URL: http://www.wtec.org/loyola/nano/NSET.Societal.Implications/

Biblio - csep - 04/07/2010 - 14:03

Nanosilver: Do We Know the Risks?

Authors: Halperin, Alex
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: New Haven Independent
Abstract: Article discusses how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking into its regulatory procedures for nanosilver and at the need for strengthening oversight of these materials and their use in products and manufacturing proce...
Year: 2010
URL: http://newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/regulating_nanosilver_a_very_small_puzzle/id_24412

Biblio - csep - 04/13/2010 - 11:14

Commercially manufactured engineered nanomaterials for environmental and health studies: Important insights provided by independent characterization

Authors: Park, Heaweon ; Grassian, Vicki H.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Abstract: In studies looking at the biological interactions, toxicity, and overall risk assessment for nanomaterials, this article stresses the importance for independent characterization of data in EHS studies of purchased nanomaterials, as ...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1002/etc.72

Biblio - csep - 04/16/2010 - 16:56

The big down : From genomes to atoms

Authors: ETC Group
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report introduces the convergence of biotechnology, information technologies, and cognitive sciences with nanoscale-manipulation (called atomtech in the report) and discusses the potential opportunities and health and environmental ...
Year: 2003
URL: http://www.etcgroup.org/upload/publication/171/01/thebigdown.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/19/2010 - 15:15

Franco-British Workshop on the Potential Health and Environmental Issues Associated with Nanotechnology

Authors: France, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives ; United Kingdom, Institute of Occupational Medicine ; French Embassy, London ; British Embassy, Paris
Publication Type: Conference Proceedings
Secondary Title: Franco-British Workshop on the Potential Health and Environmental Issues Associated with Nanotechnology
Abstract: The British Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with the French Embassy in London, sponsored this workshop that brought over 55 UK scientists, governmental regulations and industry representatives ti meet their French counterparts to...
Year: 2010
URL: http://ukinfrance.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/working-with-france/science-innovation-uk/nanotechnology-workshop

Biblio - csep - 04/13/2010 - 10:44

"Mind the Gap" Science and Ethics in Nanotechnology

Authors: Mnyusiwalla, Anisa ; Daar, Abdallah ; Singer, Peter A.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nanotechnology
Abstract: Nanotechnology (NT) is a rapidly progressing field. Advances will have a tremendous impact on fields such as materials, electronics, and medicine. A thorough review of the current literature, governmental funding, and policy documen...
Year: 2003
URL: http://portal.unesco.org/shs/en/ev.php-URL_ID=6510&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Biblio - csep - 04/20/2010 - 16:49

Nano-Silber - der Glanz tauscht : Immer mehr Konsumprodukte trotz Risiken fur Umwelt und Gesundheit

Authors: Bund fur Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (Friends of the Earth, Germany)
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This report calls for a ban on all consumer products containing nanosilver, and details the concerns of this environmental advocacy group as to its possible negative effects on the environment. ...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.bund.net/fileadmin/bundnet/publikationen/nanotechnologie/20091202_nanotechnologie_nanosilber_studie.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/22/2010 - 14:50

The FramingNano Governance Platform - A New Integrated Approach to the Responsible Development of Nanotechnologies

Authors: Mantovani, Elvio ; Meili, Christoph ; Innovation Society ; Porcari, Andrea ; Widmer, Markus
Publication Type: Report
Secondary Title: International Nano-Regulation Conference
Abstract: Final report of the FramingNano project, which was launched in May 2008 to create a set of proposals for a workable governance framework for engineered nanomaterials for the European Union. The proposals cover technical and organiz...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.innovationsgesellschaft.ch/media/archive2/publikationen/FramingNano_Complete_Final_Report.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/26/2010 - 13:58

EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century

Authors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies ; Davies, J. Clarence
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report examining the role the United State’s Environmental Protection Agency in nanotechnology oversight. Following Davies’ past report “Managing the Effects of Nanotechnology” which argues for better and more aggressive oversight f...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/process/files/2698/197_nanoepa_pen9.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/26/2010 - 15:02

Preliminary Opinion on safety of nanomaterials in cosmetic products

Authors: European Commission Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General Scientific Committee on Consumer Products
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report from the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Products that provides a review of the applicability of currently available risk assessment methods to nanomaterials in cosmetic products, recommends a general a...
Year: 2007
URL: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/04_sccp/docs/sccp_o_099.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/29/2010 - 09:17

Nanomaterials and effects on biological systems : Development of effective regulatory norms

Authors: Manchikanti, Padmavati ; Bandopadhyay, Tapas K.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: NanoEthics
Abstract: This article discusses the research being done worldwide in the area of risk assessment of nanomaterials and their effects on aquatic and plant systems, and discusses how this risk assessment will help form the foundation of regulat...
Year: 2010
DOI: 10.1007/s11569-010-0084-9

Biblio - csep - 05/05/2010 - 16:13

Environmental, health, and safety research needs for engineered nanoscale materials

Authors: United States National Science and Technology Council , Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications Work Group
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report identifies for the United States Federal Government the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research and information needs related to the understanding and management of potential risks of engineered nanoscale materials t...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.nano.gov/NNI_EHS_research_needs.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/06/2010 - 11:08

Better safe than sorry: Understanding the toxicological properties of inorganic nanoparticles manufactured for biomedical applications.

Authors: Fadeel, B. ; Garcia-Bennett A. E.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Abstract: Reviews the potential uses of nanoparticles for biomedical applications such as medical imaging and drug delivery, as well as research currently being done to assess the potential toxicities of these novel materials. ...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19900497?dopt=Abstract
DOI:
10.1016/j.addr.2009.11.008

Biblio - csep - 05/14/2010 - 11:43

Nanoparticles, human health hazard and regulation

Authors: Seaton, Anthony ; Tran, Lang ; Aitken, Robert ; Donaldson, Kenneth
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of the Royal Society
Abstract: This article reviews the understanding of the human health hazards potentially posed by nanoscale materials, relates these risks to those posed by aerosols of combustion particles and asbestos, and discuss early steps towards regula...
Year: 2010
URL: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2009/08/31/rsif.2009.0252.focus.abstract
DOI:
10.1098/​rsif.2009.0252

Biblio - csep - 05/14/2010 - 11:48

Exposure, uptake, distribution and toxicity of nanomaterials in humans

Authors: Holgate, Stephen T
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Abstract: This review draws some parallels to what we already know about the toxicity of particles in the workplace and in association with air pollution, and then discusses what is known about the toxicology of nanomaterials in mammals inclu...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20499827?dopt=Abstract

Biblio - csep - 05/27/2010 - 15:41

Nanotechnology: safety issues.

Authors: Kenwright, Kathleen ; Pifer, Linda L Williford
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20499538?dopt=Abstract

Biblio - csep - 05/27/2010 - 15:42

In study, researchers find nanotubes may pose health risks similar to asbestos

Authors: Chang, Kenneth
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: New York Times
Abstract: This article reports on a recent study done in the United Kingdom that found evidence that when nanotubes were injected into the abdomens of mice, precancerous lesions appeared on the lungs similar to those that appear after the inh...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/21/science/21nano.html?_r=2&oref=slogin

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:15

In vivo biodistribution and toxicity depends on nanomaterial composition, size, surface functionalisation and route of exposure

Authors: Harper, S.C. ; Usenko, C. ; Maddux, B.L.S. ; Tanguay, R.L.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Experimental Nanoscience
Abstract: In this study, researchers subjected embryonic zebrafish to a wide variety of manufactured nanomaterials to test how chemical composition, size, surface functionalisation, and route of exposure on nanomaterial-biological interaction...
Year: 2008

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:31

In vivo skin penetration of quantum dot nanoparticles in the murine model: the effect of UVR.

Authors: Delouise, Lisa A ; Pentland, Alice P ; Oberdörster, Gunter ; Mortensen, Luke J
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nano letters
Abstract: This study examined the effect ultraviolet radiation had on the ability for nanoparticles to penetrate the skin. The researchers used an in vivo semiconductor quantum dot nanoparticle model system to follow the penetration of these ...
Year: 2008
DOI: 10.1021/nl801323y

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:34

Industry Challenges to the Principle of Prevention in Public Health : the precautionary principle in historical perspective

Authors: Rosner, David ; Markowitz, Gerald
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Public Health Reports
Abstract: Historically the prevention of disease has been one of the main principles of public health policy. Recently, as the idea of public health has expanded to include enviromental and industrial health, the public health mandate of prev...
Year: 2002

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:38

Inhilation toxicity of multi-wall carbon nanotubes in rats exposed for three months : commentary on the article

Authors: Peters, Sheona ; Aitken, Rob J.
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: SAFENANO
Abstract: This article published by SAFENANO, gives some commentary on a paper published in Toxicological Sciences entitled "Inhalation Toxicity of Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes in Rats Exposed for Three Months". The authors discuss how this st...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.safenano.org/MWCNTInhalationTox.aspx

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:46

International Nanosafety Drive Launched

Authors: Trager, Rebecca
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: Chemistry World
Abstract: This new article reports on a new project by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that seeks to bring countries together to pool their resources and test the human health and environmental safety of nano...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2008/April/29040801.asp

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 09:41

There's plenty of room at the forum: Potential risks and safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials

Authors: Fadeel, Bengt ; Kagan, Valerian ; Krug, Harold ; Shvedova, Anna ; Svartengren, Mangus ; Wiklund, Lars
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nanotoxicology
Abstract: This article summarizes findings from the first Nobel mini-forum symposium on nanotoxicology held in Stockholm, Sweden. It shares the results of recent and ongoing studies of carbon-based nanomaterials, including research on single-...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1080/17435390701565578

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 09:55

Potential for occupational exposure to engineered carbon-based nanomaterials in environmental laboratory studies.

Authors: Johnson, David R ; Methner, Mark M ; Kennedy, Alan J ; Steevens, Jeffery A
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Environmental Health Perspectives
Abstract: This article describes an experiment examining the potential for laboratory personnel to be exposed to engineered carbon-based nanomaterials (CNMs) in studies aimed at producing conditions similar to those found in natural surface w...
Year: 2010
URL: http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.0901076

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 10:28

How safe is nanotechnology?

Authors: Zammit, Anne
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: Times of Malta
Abstract: A short newspaper article discussing current advances in the field of nanotechnology in Europe, and continuing concerns over the health and environmental implications of nanotechnology development. ...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100523/environment/how-safe-is-nanotechnology

Biblio - csep - 06/08/2010 - 14:30