Communicating the risks, and the benefits, of nanotechnology

Walter W Piegorsch, Emmanuelle Schuler

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Abstract

Issues surrounding the wide spectrum of (perceived) risks and possible benefits associated with the rapid advance of modern nanotechnology are deliberated. These include the current realities of nanotechnological hazards, their impact vis-á-vis perceived nanotech-risks and perceived nanotech-benefits, and the consequent repercussions on the public and society. It is argued that both the risks and the benefits of nanoscientific advances must be properly communicated if the public is to support this emerging technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-69
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
Volume10
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Nanoscience
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Risk communication
  • Risk management
  • Risk perception
  • Risk-benefit analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Business and International Management

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Communicating the risks, and the benefits, of nanotechnology. / Piegorsch, Walter W; Schuler, Emmanuelle.

In: International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, Vol. 10, No. 1-2, 11.2008, p. 57-69.

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