Toxicity and regulatory perspectives of carbon nanotubes

Martin, D., Minchin, R. F., Belkina, M., Milev, A. and Kannangara, G. S. Kamali (2011). Toxicity and regulatory perspectives of carbon nanotubes. In Tony McNally and Petra Pötschke (Ed.), Polymer-carbon nanotube composites : Preparation, properties and applications (pp. 621-653) Cambridge, U.K.: Woodhead Publishing.

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Author Martin, D.
Minchin, R. F.
Belkina, M.
Milev, A.
Kannangara, G. S. Kamali
Title of chapter Toxicity and regulatory perspectives of carbon nanotubes
Title of book Polymer-carbon nanotube composites : Preparation, properties and applications
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Woodhead Publishing
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Woodhead Publishing in materials
ISBN 9781845697617
Editor Tony McNally
Petra Pötschke
Chapter number 20
Start page 621
End page 653
Total pages 33
Total chapters 25
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In 2010, the global capacity for production of carbon nanotubes was conservatively estimated at 350 tonnes/year.1 With a substantial increase in manufacture, handling, use and disposal forecast, increasing human and environmental exposure is inevitable, and, as a result, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in their many forms are beginning to increasingly come under toxicological scrutiny. The enormous number of permutations and combinations of CNTs being handled in the materials' discovery, production and biomedical or industrial application phases has led to a daunting bottleneck in relation to ensuring human and environmental safety. After a brief discussion of public perceptions and risk, this chapter summarizes many of the current C NT toxicity studies and provides a breakdown of the various CNT parameters thought to influence their toxicological properties. Subsequent sections give perspectives on potential future biological applications of CNTs, and on the shifting trends in regulatory frameworks and knowledge gaps which need to be addressed in order to ensure the safe and sustainable utility of CNTs in a range of important applications.
Keyword Carbon Nanotubes
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