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Web Date: February 14, 2006

Carbon Nanotubes Pass Safety Test

Functionalized carbon nanotubes are rapidly cleared from blood, excreted in urine
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Nano SCENE

A new study could allay some of the fears about health and safety issues relating to carbon nanotubes and open the door for exploring the use of such nanomaterials in the body.

In the study, mice were intravenously administered water-soluble carbon nanotubes, either single-walled or multiwalled. Electron microscopy analysis revealed that both types of nanotubes are excreted intact in urine.

The work was carried out at the Centre for Drug Delivery Research at the University . . .

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