Nanotechnology and Human Health

Ineke Malsch, Claude Emond

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August 13, 2013 by CRC Press
Professional - 376 Pages - 31 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849381447 - CAT# 8144

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Features

  • Provides an overview of nanotechnology for biomedical, agrofood, and environmental applications
  • Reviews global trends in government industrial research
  • Offers a realistic and balanced analysis of the short- to medium-term implications for people and the environment
  • Details ways in which to lay the foundations for a global ethical code of conduct for nanotechnology
  • Includes an extensive glossary and end-of-chapter references

Summary

Addressing medium- and long-term expectations for human health, this book reviews current scientific and technical developments in nanotechnology for biomedical, agrofood, and environmental applications. This collection of perspectives on the ethical, legal, and societal implications of bionanotechnology provides unique insight into contemporary technological developments. Readers with a technical background will benefit from the overview of the state-of-the-art research in their field, while readers with a social science background will benefit from the discussion of realistic prospects of nanotechnology. The text also includes a glossary as well as extensive end-of-chapter references.