Nanoethics and Nanotoxicology

  • Philippe Houdy
  • Marcel Lahmani
  • Francelyne Marano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Nanotoxicity: Experimental Toxicology of Nanoparticles and Their Impact on Humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Marie-Claude Jaurand, Jean-Claude Pairon
      Pages 3-35
    3. Armelle Baeza-Squiban, Sophie Lanone
      Pages 37-61
    4. Armelle Baeza-Squiban, Ghislaine Lacroix, Frédéric Y. Bois
      Pages 63-86
    5. Béatrice L’Azou, Francelyne Marano
      Pages 87-109
    6. Alain Botta, Laı̈la Benameur
      Pages 111-146
    7. Agnès Lefranc, Sophie Larrieu
      Pages 147-162
    8. Olivier Witschger
      Pages 163-199
    9. Corinne Mandin, Olivier Le Bihan, Olivier Aguerre-Chariol
      Pages 201-210
    10. Myriam Ricaud
      Pages 219-241
    11. Patrick Brochard, Daniel Bloch, Jean-Claude Pairon
      Pages 243-265
  3. Nanotoxicity: Experimental Toxicology of Nanoparticles and Their Impact on the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-268
    2. Mélanie Auffan, Jérôme Rose, Corinne Chanéac, Jean-Pierre Jolivet, Armand Masion, Mark R. Wiesner et al.
      Pages 269-290
    3. Jérôme Labille, Jean-Yves Bottero
      Pages 291-324
    4. Mélanie Auffan, Emmanuel Flahaut, Antoine Thill, Florence Mouchet, Marie Carrière, Laury Gauthier et al.
      Pages 325-357
    5. Jeanne Garric, Eric Thybaud
      Pages 379-396
    6. Jérôme Labille, Christine O. Hendren, Armand Masion, Mark R. Wiesner
      Pages 397-417
  4. Nanoethics: Ethical Questions Raised by Nanotechnology and Scientific Discovery on the Nanoscale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-421
    2. Alain Pompidou, Alain Pompidou, Alain Pompidou, Alain Pompidou
      Pages 423-426
  5. Nanoethics and Regulation: The Situation in France

  6. Nanoethics and Regulation: The Situation in Europe and the World

  7. Nanoethics and Social Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 571-571
    2. Daniel Boy, Solange Martin
      Pages 573-586
    3. Jean-Gabriel Ganascia
      Pages 587-600
    4. Daniel Bernard
      Pages 601-612
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 613-620

About this book


Nanobiotechnology is a fast developing field of research and application in many domains such as in medicine, pharmacy, cosmetics and agro-industry. The book addresses the lastest fundamental results on nanotoxicology and nanoethics, and the enormous range of potential applications in the fields of medical diagnostics, nanomedicine, and food and water administration.

Nanoscale objects have properties leading to specific kinds of behaviour, sometimes exacerbating their chemical reactivity, physical behaviour, or potential to penetrate deeply within living organisms. Hence it is important to ensure the responsible and safe development of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.

This fourth volume in the Nanoscience series should make its mark, by presenting the state of the art in the fields of nanotoxicology and nanoethics.

This is the first book to combine both scientific knowledge and ethical and social recommendations. It also presents specific policies on nanotechnologies set up by national and international authorities. This book is of interest to engineers, researchers, and graduate students.


epidemiological studies exposure limits in the workplace and environment health protection nanoaerosols nanochemistry nanoethics nanomedicine nanotechnology and law nanotoxicology philosophical guidelines for responsible use of nanotechnology social issues of nanotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Houdy
    • 1
  • Marcel Lahmani
    • 2
  • Francelyne Marano
    • 3
  1. 1., Département Sciences des MatériauxUniversité d'EvryEvry CedexFrance
  2. 2.Club NanoMicroTechnologieVice Président duVillebon sur YvetteFrance
  3. 3., Laboratoire des RMCXUniversité Paris Diderot-Paris 7Paris cédexFrance

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