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Nanomaterials Show Signs of Toxicity

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Science  11 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5617, pp. 243
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5617.243a

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes of rolled-up graphite, hold enormous promise for nanoscale electronics, sensors, and lightweight materials. But preliminary tests suggest that they and other nanoparticles might be hazardous to your health.