A Prudent Approach to Nanotech Environmental, Health, and Safety Risks

May 1, 2005 | State of the Market Report

Nanotech environmental, health, and safety (EHS) risks fall into two equally important classes: Real risks and perceptual ones. Corporations, start-ups, and investors must incorporate both into their plans today despite little definitive data on nanoparticle toxicity. We project that of $8 trillion in cumulative manufacturing output incorporating nanotechnology through 2014, 38% is exposed to perceptual risk – more than five times the proportion exposed to real risk when nano-enabled products are used.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Nanotechnology

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