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Science policy considerations for responsible nanotechnology decisions

Morris, Jeff and Willis, Jim and Domenico, De Martinis and Bjorn , Hansen and Henrik, Laursen and Juan, Riego Sintes and Peter, Kearns and Mar, Gonzalez (2010) Science policy considerations for responsible nanotechnology decisions. NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY . ISSN ISSN: 1748-3387; EISSN: 1748-3395

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Abstract

Nature Nanotechnology | Commentary Science policy considerations for responsible nanotechnology decisions Jeff Morris,Jim Willis,Domenico De Martinis,Bjorn Hansen,Henrik Laursen,Juan Riego Sintes,Peter Kearns& Mar Gonzalez Affiliations Corresponding author Journal name: Nature Nanotechnology Year published: (2010) DOI: doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.191 Published online 12 December 2010 Read the full articleInstant access to this article: US$18 Buy now Subscribe to Nature Nanotechnology for full access: Subscribe Login for existing subscribers Additional access options: Use a document delivery service Login via Athens Purchase a site license Institutional access British Library Document Supply Centre Infotrieve Thompson ISI Document Delivery You can also request this document from your local library through inter-library loan services. There is a growing literature on the use of science to inform decisions on the environmental, health and safety implications of nanotechnology, but little has been published by those who make such decisions. Here, as officials of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, we discuss the types of decision facing government regulators, the new considerations nanotechnology brings to decision-making, the role of science in informing decisions, how regulators cooperate internationally on policy issues, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
Social and Political Science > Policy developments with respect to nanotechnology
NanoSafety > Environment, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:10435
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:16 Dec 2010 17:08
Last Modified:16 Dec 2010 17:08

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