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.
NIOSH (2013) New Findings on Lung Tumor Formation in Laboratory Mice Exposed to Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-bl...
What are carbon nanotubes used for? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentia...
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfj130 [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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2008.111
NIOSH (2010) Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers (Draft) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/revie...
Risk Bites is supported by:
University of Michigan School of Public Health. http://www.sph.umich.edu/
University of Michigan Risk Science Center. http://umriskcenter.org
Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
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