posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:51 PM
reply to post by cavtrooper7
Micro fiberglass (spheres, balloons) is dangerous if inhaled. It can cut you up inside. Here, the authors and experts are talking about nano size
carbon in composite which would become available to breathe in an accident or fire. It is comparable to asbestos as far as internal particle
behavior. Safety guidelines have only recently been issued (April of this year 2013) and their issuance is concurrent with the industry now claiming
that creating the particles in a more stubby shape and seeing to it that their nature enables them to remain in biological solution and separate from
each other does away with these issues.
Back in 2008 or so when some of the studies on the dangers of these particles began to surface, the industry did the same thing - calling the studies
inconclusive or just suppressing them entirely. Similar to GMO, it was also decided, in this industry friendly world, that labelling with the words
nano or ultra-fine would be detrimental, so most things are not labelled.
The industry is new (1990's) so apparent spontaneous disintegration (without accident or flame) in the right conditions - whatever those may be -
hasn't really been considered. We are all familiar with outgassing in various forms and conditions but not really in this context at all.