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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety by Matthew Hull, Diana Bowman

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CHAPTER 4 A Nanotechnology Legal Framework

John C. Monica Jr., Geert van Calster

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 (see, for example, Oberdörster et al., 2005; Gwinn and Vallyathan, 2006). There is also ...

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