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"Carbon Nanotubes found in human lungs for the first time"

"Carbon nanotubes have turned up in the lungs of children living in Paris – the first time they have been detected in humans."

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28370-carbon-nanotubes-found-in-c...

 

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Re: "Carbon Nanotubes found in human lungs for the first time"

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Permalink Submitted by dfolkerson (not verified) on Thu, 2015/10/22 - 08:09

Sounds alarming but one scientist at the end of the article says: "If we are breathing in nanotubes, it’s probably nothing new and fossil fuels are a likely source, he says. “I guess we’ve been breathing them for a very long time. But it needs more work, for sure."

Wonder what we will find with additional research. They're supposedly not toxic, but allow other particles to bind to them more easily - other particles that potentially are toxic.

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