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'Safe handling of nanotechnology' ten years on

Nature Nanotechnology volume 11, pages 9981000 (2016) | Download Citation

In 2006, a group of scientists proposed five grand challenges to support the safe handling of nanotechnology. Ten years on, Andrew Maynard and Robert Aitken — two of the original authors — look at where we have come, and where we still need to go.

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  1. Andrew D. Maynard directs the Risk Innovation Lab at Arizona State University, PO Box 875603, ASU, Tempe, Arizona 85387-5603, USA

    • Andrew D. Maynard
  2. Robert J. Aitken is Director of SAFENANO at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP, UK

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