Washington DC – Researchers are saying some nanotubes can be just as deadly as asbestos. Anthony Seaton of the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Scotland says longer versions of the tubes can cause Mesothelioma, a form of cancer typically caused by asbestos. Some are calling on nanotube manufacturers to post warning labels on their products, while other scientists are saying the dangers are overblown.
Asbestos lawsuits are a huge industry and just typing in the word in Google brings up a staggering 13+ million hits. How long will it be until lawyers start lining up to sue for nanotube-caused cancer?
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