Report from UNEP includes nanomaterials as an emerging issue of environmental concern

The report Frontiers 2017 Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi 2017, presents six emerging issues of environmental concern with global implications. One of these issues are nanomaterials, which are discussed in the chapter entitled Nanomaterials: Applying the precautionary principle.

The chapter contains sections on:

  • Nanodimensions – New discoveries about familiar materials
  • Specific forms, applications and effects
  • Environmental and health exposure to engineered nanomaterials
  • Applying regulations for health and environmental safety
  • References

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