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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

Governing Uncertainty : Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology

Authors: Bosso, Christopher J.
Publication Type: Book
Abstract: Collection of essays exploring environmental regulation in relation to nanotechnology. Includes: Policy consequences of the "next industrial revolution" / Christopher J. Bosso -- A world of its own? Nanotechnology's promise--and ch...
Year: 2010

Biblio - csep - 04/13/2010 - 11:03

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

Nanotechnology Briefing Paper : Clean Water Act

Authors: American Bar Association
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Paper evaluates the existing statutory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to regulate nanotechnology and nanoparticles....
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.abanet.org/environ/nanotech/pdf/CWA.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/20/2010 - 15:08

American Bar Association Section of Environment Energy and Resources Clean Air Act Nanotechnology Briefing Paper

Authors: American Bar Association, Section of Environment Energy and Resources
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: After reviewing the statute, regulations and science utilized in the implementing of the Clean Air Act, ABA SEER Nanotechnology subcommittee identified the following important issues. EPA must distinguish between different types of ...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.abanet.org/environ/nanotech/pdf/CAA.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/20/2010 - 15:14

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulation of wastes from the production, use, and disposal of nanomaterials

Authors: American Bar Association, Section of Environment Energy and Resources
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Paper discusses the potential application of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulatory and statutory requirements to the field of nanoscale materials. ...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.abanet.org/environ/nanotech/pdf/RCRA.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/20/2010 - 15:17

"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

Future Technologies, Today's Choices : A technical, political, and institutional map of emerging technologies

Authors: Greenpeace ; Arnall, Alexander Huw
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report commissioned by Greenpeace Environmental Trust from Imperial College London on the current research and development on nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and robotics, and the associated environmental incentives and risk...
Year: 2003
URL: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/media/reports/future-technologies-todays-choices

Biblio - csep - 04/26/2010 - 13:14

Green nanotechnology : its easier than you think

Authors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies ; Schmidt, Karen
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report looks at research breakthroughs, industry perspectives and policy options in the application of “green” nanotechnology. The report describes green nanotechnology has having 3 goals:”(1) to advance the development of clean tec...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/mint/pepper/tillkruess/downloads/tracker.php?url=http%3A//www.nanotechproject.org/process/assets/files/2701/187_greennano_pen8.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/27/2010 - 09:29

Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies

Authors: Breggin, Linda K. ; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies ; Pendergrass, John
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report examines how waste materials created by nanomaterial manufacturing and nanomaterials at the end of their life cycle could be regulated under existing U.S. federal laws. The report uses two hypothetical cases studies to see ho...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/file_download/files/NanoEnd-of-Life_Pen10.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/27/2010 - 09:35

Silver nanotechnologies and the environment : old problems or new challenges ?

Authors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies ; Luoma, Samuel N.
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This report gives a detailed analysis of the science of silver and nanoparticles of silver, looking at its sources, its pathways into the environment, and ending with receptors and potential environmental impact. The author then the...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/process/assets/files/7036/nano_pen_15_final.pdf

Biblio - csep - 04/27/2010 - 09:42

Nanotechnology and the environment : report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative workshop May 8 - 9 2003

Authors: United States, Environmental Protecting Agency ; National Science and Technology Council , Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology ; National Science and Technology Council , Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology
Publication Type: Conference Proceedings
Secondary Title: Nanotechnology and the Environment (8-9 May 2003; Arlington, VA)
Abstract: This workshop report explores how nanotechnology can be used to protect, manage and improve the environment, and how possible environmental harm from this new technology can be anticipated and prevented. It also highlights research ...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.nano.gov/NNI_Nanotechnology_and_the_Environment.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/06/2010 - 10:14

Nanotechnology and the Environment : Applications and Implications Progress Review Workshop II

Authors: United States, Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Type: Conference Proceedings
Secondary Title: Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications Progress Review Workshop (Oct. 26-28, 2005: Arlington, VA )
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2005 Nanotechnology Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Progress Review Workshop— Nanotechnology and the Environment III: Applications and Implications was held on October 26-28, 2005, ...
Year: 2005
URL: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/publications/workshop/pdf/10_26_05proceeding1.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/06/2010 - 10:23

Nanotechnology White Paper

Authors: United States, Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: White paper from the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Policy Council Nanotechnology Workgroup examining the potential environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology. Paper describes the issues that EPA must a...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osa/pdfs/nanotech/epa-nanotechnology-whitepaper-0207.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/06/2010 - 11:03

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

Our silver coated future

Authors: Natural Resources Defense Council ; Henig, Marantz
Publication Type: Magazine Article
Secondary Title: On Earth
Abstract: Article discusses some of the possible benefits nanotechnology, such as reducing society’s reliance on oil, its medical uses such as in cancer treatments, as well as its current uses in consumer products. But, the author warns, litt...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.onearth.org/article/our-silver-coated-future

Biblio - csep - 05/27/2010 - 15:16

Nanotechnology: societal and environmental impact.

Authors: Pifer, Linda L Williford ; Kenwright, Kathleen
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 - 15:45

Identifying and predicting biological risks associated with manufactured nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystems

Authors: MacCormack, Tyson J. ; Goss, Gregg G.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Industrial Ecology
Abstract: The authors of this article look at some of the main issues raised in regard to manufactured nanoparticles and its potential effects on aquatic and marine ecosystems. The article suggests the use of proactive approaches to identify ...
Year: 2008
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2008.00041.x

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 09:51

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

Intergrative Analysis of the State of Knowledge Regarding Health and Environmental Risks of Nanotechnology (NanoTrust )

Authors: Institut fur Technikfolgen-Absohatzung (Austrian Institute of Technolocy Assessment)
Publication Type: Web Article
Abstract: This is the web site of an Austrian research project that seeks to continually survey, analyze and interpret the research coming out about the potential health and environmental risks of nanotechnology. The continual surveillance is...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.nanotrust.ac.at/

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:59

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

It is time for environmentalists to think small - real small

Authors: Lin-Eaton, Paul C.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
Abstract: Article discusses possible environmental implications of molecular nanotechnology and the precautionary measures proposed by the nanotechnology community, and scrutinizes the risk management measures being taken by the nanoscience c...
Year: 2001

Biblio - csep - 06/08/2010 - 16:51

Limits and prospects of the "incremental approach" and the European legislation on the management of risks related to nanomaterials.

Authors: Franco, Antonio ; Foss Hansen, Steffen ; Olsen, Stig Irving ; Butti, Luciano
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP
Abstract: To test the effectiveness of the European “incremental approach” which focuses on adapting existing laws to regulate nanotechnologies, the authors looked at the life cycle of three fullerene-containing products, and how current law ...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.innovationsgesellschaft.ch/images/fremde_publikationen/Incremental%20Regulatory%20Approach%20-%20Reg%20%20Tox%20%20and%20Pharmacol%20.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/10/2010 - 10:16