Int. J. Metrol. Qual. Eng.
Volume 8, 2017
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||06 March 2017|
Overview of an internationally integrated nanotechnology governance★
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Accepted: 5 January 2017
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.
Key words: legal metrology nanotechnology / nano-scale properties / manufactured nanomaterials / nanometrology
© S. Devasahayam, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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