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NANOMATERIALS, NANOTECHNOLOGY: APPLICATIONS, CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND BENEFITS

Citation:

ADLAKHA-HUTCHEON, G., R. KHAYDAROV, R. KORENSTEIN, R. S. VARMA, AND A. VASEASHTA. NANOMATERIALS, NANOTECHNOLOGY: APPLICATIONS, CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND BENEFITS. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, Nanomaterials: Risks and Benefits. Springer, New York, NY, Part 3:195-207, (2008).

Impact/Purpose:

To inform the public

Description:

Nanotechnology is a platform technology that is finding more and more applications daily. Today over 600 consumer products are available globally that utilize nanomaterials. This chapter explores the use of nanomaterials and nanotechnology in three areas, namely Medicine, Environment and Energy. Given the large number of applications being designed that utilize nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, and the perception that nanotechnology can (or will) provide the ultimate solution for the world's problems; questions arise regarding who benefits from these technological advances. Additionally, within the popular press all nanotechnology products are generally portrayed as being beneficial to society without necessarily distinguishing between real and potential benefits of the technology. Lastly, the benefits and implications of these technological advancements in society are explored

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Product Published Date: 12/26/2008
Record Last Revised: 02/08/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 212511

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

CLEAN PROCESSES BRANCH