Eco-friendly nanotechnology in agriculture: Opportunities, toxicological implications, and occupational risks

Layla Muraisi, Dewi Melani Hariyadi, Umi Athiyah, Yashwant Pathak

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Abstract

This chapter explores the progress made in nanotechnology in agriculture and how that can contribute to the global sustainability of our world. What nanotechnology is will be discussed, but the key themes are the opportunities that nanotechnology provides in the agriculture scene, the possible toxicological applications, and the health risks associated with the nanotechnology. As of now it is hard to discern the full extent of what toxicological implications and risks there will be because there has not been a long enough time period to see the consequences of using nanotechnology in agriculture. However, the short-term benefits are seen in the reduction of agrochemicals used, better crop yield, and higher nutrient content found in the crops. This is relevant for now and the future because with climate change and political instability around the world countries have suffered from water and food scarcity and crises. If nanotechnology can help improve these conditions, it is important to consider all the factors, not just the positive but the negative as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Nanotechnology
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies, Products, and Applications
Publisherwiley
Pages287-296
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781119650294
ISBN (Print)9781119650294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Agriculture business
  • Agrochemicals
  • Human health exposure
  • Nanotechnology
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk governance
  • Risk management
  • Toxicological data

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