From: Ralph B Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] youtube video on Carbon Nanotubes Risks - exposure, chemistry and physical form
Date: March 13, 2013 8:27:31 AM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: <5564F9EDC11C09468EE5DAF02B5CB30F2952D99F**At_Symbol_Here**>

I thought I would let the list know that there is a interesting Youtube video from the Univ of Michigan Risk Science Center on the health risks associated with Carbon Nanotubes at

The description from youtube is:

Carbon nanotubes being used to make products stronger, lighter, faster, more efficient. But are they safe? A growing body of research is raising concerns over the hazards presented by some forms of the material. As ever though, the risk to health depends on who is exposed to what and where, and how much they are exposed to.

This week's Risk Bites takes a look at factors that may affect how carbon nanotube toxicity is translated into risk.

Additional resources:

NIOSH (2013) New Findings on Lung Tumor Formation in Laboratory Mice Exposed to Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.

What are carbon nanotubes used for?

Donaldson et al. (2006) Carbon Nanotubes: A Review of Their Properties in Relation to
Pulmonary Toxicology and Workplace Safety. Toxicol. Sci. 92 (1): 5-22. [Free download]

Poland et al. (2008) "Carbon nanotubes introduced into the abdominal cavity of mice show asbestos-like pathogenicity in a pilot study" Nature Nanotechnology 3, 423 - 428

NIOSH (2010) Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers (Draft)

Risk Bites is supported by:
University of Michigan School of Public Health.
University of Michigan Risk Science Center.

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.