—Bernd Nowack, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, St. Gallen, Switzerland
"The perspective provided by this book would be epochal for the readers who do not have any prior knowledge of risk assessment. Needless to say, current knowledge on nanomaterials from the viewpoint of risk assessment is well summarized. A wide range of topics is covered, that is, human health effects, ecological effects, life cycle consideration, risk communication, and risk management."
—Masashi Gamo, Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability (RISS), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
"The book appropriately highlights the complexity of nanotechnology risk assessment in humans and the environment, and explains this complexity in a clear and logical fashion."
—Andre Nel, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of NanoMedicine; and Director of UC CEIN at UCLA, USA
"The book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible overview of risk assessment, risk management, and regulation for nanomaterial and nanotechnologies. It does not use the usual scientific jargon and can be well understood by a lay audience. Yet it conveys an actual and accurate picture of the risk debate on nanotechnologies and conveys an excellent overview on the health, environmental, and social risks associated with the use of nanotechnologies. Its basic strength is the combination of easy-to-understand language with high scientific accuracy and an interdisciplinary overview. It is a great example of enhancing public understanding of science."
—Ortwin Renn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
"The challenges of this effort are daunting, yet meeting them is essential for nanotechnology to realize its potential as a sustainable industrial and business enterprise that will drive innovation in America. This revision of the 2008 first edition of Nanotechnology Health and Environmental Risks contributes significantly to this discussion by informing stakeholders about cutting-edge approaches to risk assessment and life cycle analysis, establishing a common vocabulary for multistakeholder communication, and providing the information necessary for science-based risk management."
—From the Preface by Sally Tinkle, Coordinator for NNI EHS Research, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, USA
Praise for the Previous Edition
"... an excellent introduction into the field of nanomaterials risk assessment. ... interdisciplinary and forward-looking... The authors' experiences in the field, enthusiasm, and forward-thinking make it a very valuable resource for scientists and engineers as well as students."
—Dr. Igor Linkov, Research Scientist, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
"I applaud the series editor, G.L. Hornyak, for purposely developing this book and the others in the series to plainly and directly report on different aspects of nanotechnology."
—Richard E. Wenning, IEAM Editor in Chief, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 2008, Vol. 4, No. 4