Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice

Posted On: 11/21/17

Researchers have shown for the first time in mice that long and thin nanomaterials called carbon nanotubes may have the same carcinogenic effect as asbestos: they can induce the formation of mesothelioma. The findings were observed in 10 percent -- 25 percent of the 32 animals included in the study, which has not yet been replicated in humans.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171106132018.htm