News - 4 Nov 2009
Concerns have been raised in the scientific literature that carbon nanotubes (CNT) might behave similar like asbestos fibres when inhaled into the lungs, implying that they might be causing...
Friends of the Earth (FoE) International is the world’s largest federation of environmental organisations with member groups in over 72 countries.
FoE Australia is itself a federation of grassroots...
News - 27 Oct 2020
Gold nanotubes - tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair - could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, according to a team of...
News - 7 Nov 2017
Nanotechnology, the science of creating materials possessing very tiny fibers, is having an increasing influence on everyday life. Currently, researchers have demonstrated for the first time in mice...
News - 15 Jun 2009
New Study Compares Emerging Nanomaterial Risk Concerns With Disclosure Failures That Preceded Billions of Dollars in Asbestos Litigation Losses; Reform Roadmap for FASB, SEC to be Laid Out.
News - 23 Jan 2009
A UK consortium of scientists, led by the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, has published a key report examining whether high aspect ratio nanoparticles (HARN) should raise the same...
News - 21 May 2008
A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes -- a poster child for the "nanotechnology revolution" -- could be as harmful as asbestos if...
Article - 27 Feb 2007
The serious health risks posed by workplace exposure to nanomaterials share some striking similarities to those presented by asbestos. As with exposure to asbestos or other toxic dusts, workplace...
In this video we traveled to North Carolina State University to meet Dr. Jamie Bonner to learn more about his research on the potential toxicity of carbon nanotubes.
Article - 15 Nov 2009
Nanotechnology has come to symbolize the next industrial revolution in America. The opportunities to reduce the scale of products, to make materials lighter and stronger, and to design machines that...