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New study says carbon nanotubes might be as harmful as asbestos

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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New study says carbon nanotubes might be as harmful as asbestos


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One of the most promising materials for the future of technology, carbon nanotubes, might be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled, according to a new study published today in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Animal studies indicate that these long and very thin carbon molecules could cause a cancer called mesothelioma in the lining of the lungs.

"The problem of asbestos was caused when it was released into the air, if it was handled inappropriately or incorrectly. Carbon nanotube
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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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Too good to be true. It seems that these nanotubes can cause mesothelioma. Its pretty clear that they need to be tested before they go on the market. THe article also brings up a good point: When they are disposed of, will they get into the environment?

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 04:12 PM
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Stronger than steel but light as plastic, carbon nanotubes are highly attractive to manufacturers of everything from sporting goods to airplanes. There already are tennis rackets, baseball bats and bicycle frames strengthened by carbon nanotubes available on the market.


Lots of heavy breathing where sports are concerned!




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