Chapter 12. The European Approach to Nanoregulation

  1. Nigel M. de S. Cameron Ph.D. Director President Research Professor Associate Dean2 and
  2. M. Ellen Mitchell Ph.D. Director Senior Fellow Fellow3
  1. Trudy A. Phelps Ph.D. Standards Director Chairman Secretary chaired

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch12

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

How to Cite

Phelps, T. A. (2007) The European Approach to Nanoregulation, in Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (eds N. M. d. S. Cameron and M. E. Mitchell), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center on Nanotechnology and Society, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470084199

Online ISBN: 9780470165874

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Keywords:

  • European approach to nanoregulation;
  • harmonized testing procedures and risk assessment methodologies;
  • nanotechnology and use of standardization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Legislative Focus

  • The New Approach and the Importance of Harmonized Standards

  • Who Needs What?

  • Standardization

  • The Royal Society Report and the Government Response

  • Industrial Applications

  • Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

  • Military Uses of Nanotechnology and Other Security Risks

  • Conclusions