Nanofibres 'may pose health risk
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David Olsen

Locale: Steptoe Butte
Nanofibres 'may pose health risk on 08/24/2012 10:51:38 MDT Print View

"Inhaling tiny fibres made by the nanotechnology industry could cause similar health problems to asbestos, say researchers."

"Silver nanofibres of varying lengths were injected into the lungs of mice.

Those larger than five micrometres, or five-thousandths of a millimetre, tended to become lodged in the lungs and cause inflammation. The smaller ones were cleared from the lungs."