NanoengineeringPublic's Understanding, Perceptions, and Acceptance of Nanotechnology through the Lens of Consumer Products
|Title||NanoengineeringPublic's Understanding, Perceptions, and Acceptance of Nanotechnology through the Lens of Consumer Products|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Kuiken, T, Quadros, ME, McGinnis, S, Hull, M|
|Book Title||Cover image Nanoengineering|
|Pagination||151 - 171|
As we look toward sustaining and benefiting from the investments made worldwide in nanotechnology research and development, what systems, funding, and research agendas need to be in place to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks associated with this nanotechnology future? One key component of this future lies within how much the general public and consumers understand about nanotechnology-enabled products, how they are designed, used, and eventually disposed of. This chapter will explore the nanotechnology landscape through the lens of the consumer products inventory developed by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies; its advantages and limitations in relation to the public’s understanding and perceptions of nanotechnology and the regulatory landscape through which nanotechnology may be regulated.