Activities related to health, environmental and societal aspects of nanotechnology in China

Feng Zhao, Yuliang Zhao, Chen Wang

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Abstract

Activities related to the health, environmental and societal (EHS) aspects of nanotechnology R&D programs in China are outlined. To create a really harmonious society, China's strategy for science and technology is to achieve sustainable development by implementing clean production of, in particular, nanoproducts. Funding organs in China encourage researchers to take timely and responsible advantage of the new technology for sustainable development, and to initiate studies on societal implications from the beginning of nanotechnology development. The annual governmental investment in health, environmental and societal is now about US$ 2.6 million. We are trying our best to make nanotechnology the first clean technology from which our life can benefit, while harm to human health and the environment is avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1002
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume16
Issue number8-9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • China
  • Environmental impact
  • Health impact
  • Nanotechnology
  • Societal implication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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