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The asbestos analogy revisited

Direct injection of long multiwalled carbon nanotubes into the abdominal cavity of mice produces asbestos-like pathogenic behaviour. What does this finding mean for nanotube safety?

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Figure 1: Exposure to asbestos fibres leads to development of malignant mesothelioma.


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Kane, A., Hurt, R. The asbestos analogy revisited. Nature Nanotech 3, 378–379 (2008).

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