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Possible health risks of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

From the NIOSH Science blog an update on nanomaterial health risks

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes, known as MWCNTs for short, are a type of engineered nanomaterial that shows promise for various applications, like creating stronger, more durable building materials; improving cancer therapies; creating more efficient means of energy generation etc.  However, the potential occupational health implications of MWNCTs are not well understood at this emergent stage of the technology.

At the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, a team of NIOSH researchers reported new, preliminary scientific findings that add significantly to the data that scientists and policymakers need in ongoing risk assessment. Read More…

From the NIOSH Science blog an update on nanomaterial health risks

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes, known as MWCNTs for short, are a type of engineered nanomaterial that shows promise for various applications, like creating stronger, more durable building materials; improving cancer therapies; creating more efficient means of energy generation etc.  However, the potential occupational health implications of MWNCTs are not well understood at this emergent stage of the technology.

At the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, a team of NIOSH researchers reported new, preliminary scientific findings that add significantly to the data that scientists and policymakers need in ongoing risk assessment. Read More…

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