Threats and Risks of Nanoindustry Development

Daniil Frolov, Anatoly Yakovlev

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/EQUIL2011.016

Abstract


The paper deals with the negative aspects of nanotechnology development on the global and national scales. Possible economic, environmental and social risks and latent threats to the formation of nanoindustry and nanoproducts consumption are discussed. The conclusion about the need of intensive studies of this complex problem and development of regulatory mechanisms, legal frameworks and institutions of nanotechnology progress monitoring is made.

 


Keywords


nanotechnology; nanoindustry; threats; risks

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