Foreword

Steffi Friedrichs

Director General, Nanotechnology Industries Association

The original idea of a book on Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety: Risks, Regulation, and Management was conceived 10 years before the publication of this second edition. Back in 2004, many were talking about the innovation power of what is sometimes called a general purpose technology (GPT), such as electricity or information technologies. Even more were talking about the potential risks associated with the giant leap forward that nanotechnologies promised to deliver.

Fast forward by 10 years, and we are now looking at the second edition of a book of the same title. This edition yet again aims to provide a mere “snapshot of perspectives on the potential ...

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