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Nature Nanotechnology volume 7, pages 416417 (2012) | Download Citation

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Quantum dots that contain cadmium, selenium and zinc are not toxic to monkeys for periods of up to 90 days, but longer-term studies are needed to determine the ultimate fate of the heavy metals that accumulate in the organs.

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  1. Leo Y. T. Chou and Warren C. W. Chan are at the University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E1, Canada

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