Chapter 6. Nanotechnology Jumps the Gun: Nanoparticles in Consumer Products

  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. Brent Blackwelder Ph.D. President Fellow

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch6

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

How to Cite

Blackwelder, B. (2007) Nanotechnology Jumps the Gun: Nanoparticles in Consumer Products, 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.ch6

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. The Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future, 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:

  • Friends of the Earth and nanotechnology industry;
  • nanotechnology safety funding;
  • nanotechnology status of regulations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Procedures Used to Determine Products Containing Nanoingredients

  • Why Size Matters

  • Health Risks

  • Failure to Conduct or Publicize Health Studies

  • Status of Regulations on Nanotechnology

  • Research and Funding of Nanotechnology Safety

  • Conclusions