The Use of Environmental Health and Safety Research in Nanotechnology ResearchJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2011)
AbstractEnvironmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns are receiving considerable attention in the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology (nano) R&D, underscored by the perspective that EHS work should be developed alongside the scientific research rather than subsequent to applications. This positioning of nano EHS suggests the importance of early understanding and measurement of the diffusion of nano EHS science. This research examines the diffusion of nano EHS publications, defined through a set of search terms, into a global nanotechnology R&D database developed at Georgia Tech. The results indicate that nano EHS research is growing rapidly although it is orders of magnitude smaller than the broader nano S&T domain. Nano EHS work is moderately multidisciplinary, but gaps in biomedical nano EHS’s connections with environmental nano EHS are apparent. The implications of these results for continued monitoring of the size and cross-disciplinary connections in nano EHS are discussed.
- environmental health and safety,
Publication DateJanuary, 2011
Citation InformationJan Youtie, Alan L. Porter, Philip Shapira, Li Tang, and Troy Benn. "The Use of Environmental Health and Safety Research in Nanotechnology Research" Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11.1 (2011): 158-166.