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New research published this week shows that multi-walled carbon nanotubes cause asbestos-like disease when injected into mice stomachs. The shocking findings have prompted The Australian Cancer Council’s CEO Professor Ian Olver to call for new standards to manage nanoparticles in consumer products like sunscreen, cosmetics and medications. Professor Olver warned that we need much more information about the health risks posed by nanoparticles, including whether or not they can be taken up through our skin, before nano sunscreens should be sold commercially.
New scientific evidence has been published that multi-walled carbon nanotubes – the so-called ‘wonder material’ of nanotechnology – cause mesothelioma in test mice. A scientific study published in the May issue of "Nature Nanotechnology" joins a February study published in the "Journal of Toxicological Sciences" in demonstrating that multi-walled carbon nanotubes induce asbestos-like pathogenicity in mice.