Nanotechnology and Human Health, 1st Edition

  • Ineke Malsch
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 0849381452
  • ISBN-13: 9780849381454
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
Nanoengineering Overview.
2: Nanomaterial Characterization and Metrology.
Biomedical Nanotechnology Overview.
3: Nanoparticles: New Medical Potential—Today and Tomorrow.
4: Nanomaterials for Bone Reconstructive Composites.
Nanotechnology and Agrofood and Water.
5: Nanotechnologies in Agrofood and Water.
6: Nanofoods: Environmental, Health, and Socioeconomic Risks or the Achilles' Heel of Nanotechnologies?.
Bionanotechnology and the Environment.
7: Benefits of Nanotechnology for the Environment.
Nanotoxicology Overview and Problems.
8: In Vitro Study for Nanomaterials.
9: Toxicokinetics and Interaction of Nanoparticles with Biological Matrices.
10: Environmental Fate and Ecotoxicology of Nanomaterials.
Life Cycle.
11: Life Cycle Risks and Impacts of Nanotechnologies.
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Bionanotechnology.
12: Anticipating Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Emerging Technology Gaps in Innovation Chain: The Case of Body Area Networks.
13: Capability Approach to Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development.