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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, 2nd Edition by Diana Bowman, Matthew Hull

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Chapter 12

A Nanotechnology Legal Framework

John C. Monica, Geert Van Calster and Agapi Patsa

Other authors in this book have provided an excellent review of the potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns accompanying the manufacturing and/or use of select nanoscale materials which may occur under certain conditions. These potential concerns include exposure through dermal penetration and/or inhalation, possible translocation through the bloodstream, accumulation in various organs, and theoretical penetration through cell membranes and the blood–brain barrier. There is also concern that engineered nanoscale materials may adversely affect the environment in the event of unintended releases. Simply put, there is a worry that because ...

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