Overview of an internationally integrated nanotechnology governance

Sheila Devasahayam

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    Nanoscience and nanotechnologies (NTs) have huge potential to improve competitiveness and sustainable development across a wide range of industrial sectors. Public perception of NT related to health, safety and environment (HSE) is critical for the responsible development of NT. It warrants a regulatory regime to demonstrate to the general public whether NTs are safe with regard to HSE. This work explores the feasibility of legal metrology (LM) as a platform to address the impact of NT on legal and socio-economic aspects. It considers whether a LM framework needs to be developed for NT and the associated benefits and risks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number8
    Pages (from-to)1-12
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    • legal metrology nanotechnology
    • nano-scale properties
    • manufactured nanomaterials
    • nanometrology


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