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Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law

A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement

by Ilise Feitshans

As the Managing Best Practices columnist for Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (, a print and online publication for about 70,000 monthly subscribers, I'm always on the lookout for worthy information to help occupational health and safety pros do their jobs better. I was pleased to direct readers of the ISHN's May 2018 column on managing chemical exposures to Ilise Feitshans new book, Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement. Ilise uses plain language, coupled with her broad and global experiences, to helpfully explain complex health and safety topics. To cut to the chase, Ilise's new book is the most insightful, enjoyable book on managing health effects of chemical exposures that I've read in my 35+ years working in the occupational health and safety field. But whether one has lengthy health experience or is just starting out and curious, science education or not, Ilise's book is a must-read if you're a "stakeholder," which we all are with the revolution of nanomaterials into all aspects of our daily life. I highly enjoyed Ilise's book. It’s a hardcover keeper and gets my 5-star review! Brilliant writing!

Daniel S. Markiewicz, President, Markiewicz & Associates Ltd.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774840
  • Subject: General Nanotechnology
  • Published: May 2018
  • Pages: 444

Small things add up: trillions of dollars of products applying nanotechnology have been marketed to consumers promising new medicines, strong packaging to protect goods from contamination, stronger eyelash mascara and long-lasting lipstick, construction materials for housing, cheaper energy, and new drugs to fight cancer.

Nanotechnology applications to consumer products represent a huge slice of daily economic life, heralding a revolutionary age for science and technology.How can the benefits of nanotechnology be realized while protecting public health?

Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement fills a major void in legal, scientific policy discourse about nanotechnology for people who are curious about nanoscience, bioethics, and law. The pioneering,plain-language textof Dr. Ilise L. Feitshans, international health law scholar and former international civil servant, enables readers to move comfortably across disciplines and explore how nanotechnology can reshape both commerce and public health to improve daily life worldwide.

Key Features:

  • Defining nanotechnology under law,
  • The role of stakeholders in a standard-setting for nanosafety, and,
  • Harmonization of nanotechnology law in a global risk governance framework for advancing commerce, incubating new products, and fostering positive global health impacts

The book is of particular interest to the general public, lawmakers, legislators, international officials, research scientists who care about policy outcomes, nanotechnology researchers, corporate policymakers, corporate compliance decision-makers, consumers, bioethicists, consumer advocates, occupational health specialists, nanomedicine practitioners, patients, non-governmental organizations, physicians, doctors, public health professionals, architects, engineers, safety engineers, women’s rights advocates, lawyers, disability rights advocates, consumers, consumer advocates, patient advocates, social workers, professional entertainers, and journalists.