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

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Chapter 14

Exploring Boundaries Around the Safe Use of Advanced Materials

A Prospective Product-Based Case Studies Approach

Andrew D. Maynard

Engineered nanomaterials have been a focus of intense interest since the late 1990s, but in their simplest form they are just one example of an increasing array of advanced materials currently being researched, developed, and incorporated into a diverse range of products. These represent increasingly complex “designer materials” that are enabling the development of novel products and providing new solutions to the many pressing challenges that individuals, and society as a whole, are facing. However, their novelty raises important questions surrounding potential short- and long-term health and environmental ...

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