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Carbon Nanotubes: Canary In The Mine?

Law360 (June 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- This month, scientists at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammatory Research, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and other locations released results from a study linking carbon nanotube (CNT) exposure in mice to the development of cell pathologies associated with asbestos exposure.

The widely-publicized research specifically found that exposing the mesothelial lining of the body cavity of mice to long-fibered CNTs results in asbestos-like pathogenic behavior, including the formation of cell lesions of the type which are known precursers to mesothelioma development in humans.[1]...
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