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A South African research agenda to investigate the potential environmental, health and safety risks of nanotechnology

Ndeke Musee; Alan Brent;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2010 Journal: South African Journal of Science, volume 106 (issn: 0038-2353, eissn: 1996-7489, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
The South African perspective on nanotechnology, recently articulated through its national strategy, envisages nanotechnology to provide solutions to some of the country’s key development challenges, such as the provision of safe water and the innovative delivery of health services. The adoption of nanotechnology is therefore being encouraged and nanomaterials are being manufactured on a small scale for research and development purposes. The national strategy places the most emphasis on supporting the design, manufacture, synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials and developing human capital and infrastructure. However, South Africa has yet to develop a na...
free text keywords: ecological impacts, nanomaterials, research framework, risk management, skills development, technology management, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Earth and Planetary Sciences, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Science, Q, Science (General), Q1-390, Social Sciences, H, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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