Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law

Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law

A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement

by Ilise Feitshans

444 pages, 153.00 x 229.00 mm, 97 B/W

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774840
  • Published: May 2018

  • eBook - PDF
  • ISBN: 9781351134477

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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 drugsto fight cancer.

Nanotechnology applications to consumer productsrepresent 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 explorehow 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 decisionmakers, 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.