Setting the stage for debating the roles of risk assessment and life-cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/621056
Title:
Setting the stage for debating the roles of risk assessment and life-cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials.
Authors:
Guinée, Jeroen B; Heijungs, Reinout; Vijver, Martina G; Peijnenburg, Willie J G M
Abstract:
Although technological and environmental benefits are important stimuli for nanotechnology development, these technologies have been contested from an environmental point of view. The steady growth of applications of engineered nanomaterials has heated up the debate on quantifying the environmental repercussions. The two main scientific methods to address these environmental repercussions are risk assessment and life-cycle assessment. The strengths and weaknesses of each of these methods, and the relation between them, have been a topic of debate in the world of traditional chemistry for over two decades. Here we review recent developments in this debate in general and for the emerging field of nanomaterials specifically. We discuss the pros and cons of four schools of thought for combining and integrating risk assessment and life-cycle assessment and conclude with a plea for action.
Citation:
Setting the stage for debating the roles of risk assessment and life-cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials. 2017, 12 (8):727-733 Nat Nanotechnol
Journal:
Nature Nanotechnol 2017, 12(8):727-33
Issue Date:
4-Aug-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/621056
DOI:
10.1038/nnano.2017.135
PubMed ID:
28775351
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1748-3395
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dc.contributor.authorGuinée, Jeroen Ben
dc.contributor.authorHeijungs, Reinouten
dc.contributor.authorVijver, Martina Gen
dc.contributor.authorPeijnenburg, Willie J G Men
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T12:16:08Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-09T12:16:08Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-04-
dc.identifier.citationSetting the stage for debating the roles of risk assessment and life-cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials. 2017, 12 (8):727-733 Nat Nanotechnolen
dc.identifier.issn1748-3395-
dc.identifier.pmid28775351-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nnano.2017.135-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/621056-
dc.description.abstractAlthough technological and environmental benefits are important stimuli for nanotechnology development, these technologies have been contested from an environmental point of view. The steady growth of applications of engineered nanomaterials has heated up the debate on quantifying the environmental repercussions. The two main scientific methods to address these environmental repercussions are risk assessment and life-cycle assessment. The strengths and weaknesses of each of these methods, and the relation between them, have been a topic of debate in the world of traditional chemistry for over two decades. Here we review recent developments in this debate in general and for the emerging field of nanomaterials specifically. We discuss the pros and cons of four schools of thought for combining and integrating risk assessment and life-cycle assessment and conclude with a plea for action.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nature nanotechnologyen
dc.titleSetting the stage for debating the roles of risk assessment and life-cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNature Nanotechnol 2017, 12(8):727-33en

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