Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Environment, Health & Toxicology Chapter 2

Effects-Based Risk Assessment of Emerging and Existing Nanomaterials

Authors: S. Chan-Remillard, L. Kapustka, S. Goudey

Affilation: Golder Associates Ltd. & HydroQual Laboratories Ltd., Canada

Pages: 138 - 141

Keywords: nanotechnology, environmental fate, nanotoxicology, ecological impact

Nanotechnology has been compared to the industrial revolution in its scope of applications and ability to dramatically transform new and existing technologies. Nanotechnology is a quickly emerging field where the toxicological effects on human and ecological health have yet to be defined. Currently, little is known about the toxicological impact of nanoscale particles on ecological receptors. What is the fate and toxicological impact of these particles once they are in the environment. Ecological receptors may be exposed in freshwater, saltwater, soil or sediment. The toxicological impact of nanoscale particle exposure to selected organisms within the terrestrial, freshwater and marine water compartments will be discussed.

ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4
Pages: 808
Hardcopy: $159.95