• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Health and Environmental Risks in Using Nanotechnology

Juan Luis Caro Becerra, José Luis Reyes Barragán, Luz Adriana Vizcaíno Rodríguez, Pedro Alonso Mayoral Ruiz, Ramiro Lujan Godínez, Jonathan Iván González Arana 
(Polytechnic University of the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara, Mexico)

Abstract: Since the beginning of humanity we have found ourselves constantly evolving to facilitate daily tasks and improve our quality of life although as we evolve we have been involved in diseases and complications that go hand in hand with the new discoveries.Thanks to science and technology we have progressed as a civilization in improving our quality of life, that is indisputable, but we have also suffered accidents and diseases along the way.Now that we are in the 21st century we are aware that nanotechnology has advantages and disadvantages without considering the risks to which we are exposed, as well as the environment and the health of the population, this being the subject of interest in documenting the health policies in the workplace.

Key words: nanotechnology; health; work risk

JEL codes: H75

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