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Carbon Nanotubes Can Affect Lining of the Lungs, North Carolina State University, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Study


10/26/2009 8:33:56 AM

EurekAlert -- Carbon nanotubes are being considered for use in everything from sports equipment to medical applications, but a great deal remains unknown about whether these materials cause respiratory or other health problems. Now a collaborative study from North Carolina State University, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences shows that inhaling these nanotubes can affect the outer lining of the lung, though the effects of long-term exposure remain unclear.

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