Nanotoxicology: Are carbon nanotubes safe?

Yuliang Zhao, Gengmei Xing, Zhifang Chai

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215 Scopus citations


The toxicity of carbon nanotubes is the subject of ongoing debate. A preliminary study using a small number of mice shows that they may be safe, but the results should be treated with caution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-192
Number of pages2
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 15 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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