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Title: Carcinogenic potential of high aspect ratio carbon nanomaterials
Authors: Sudjit Luanpitpong
Liying Wang
Donna C. Davidson
Heimo Riedel
Yon Rojanasakul
Mahidol University
West Virginia University
West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
National Institute for Occupational
Keywords: Environmental Science;Materials Science
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Citation: Environmental Science: Nano. Vol.3, No.3 (2016), 483-493
Abstract: © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Engineered nanomaterials, including high aspect ratio carbon nanomaterials, are often commercialized without a complete human risk assessment and safety evaluation. A health concern has been raised that high aspect ratio nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes may cause unintended health consequences, such as asbestos-like lung cancer and mesothelioma, when chronically inhaled. Considering the widespread industrial and clinical applications and the increasing incidence of human exposure to nanomaterials, it is important to address the issue of nanomaterial carcinogenicity in a timely manner. This review summarizes recent advances in nanomaterial genotoxicity and carcinogenicity with a focus on high aspect ratio carbon nanotubes, and discusses current knowledge gaps and future research directions.
ISSN: 20518161
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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