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The Implications of Recent Nanomaterials Toxicity Studies for the Nanotech Community
Volume 5, Issue 3

Paul Stimers, K&L Gates LLP

The nanotech community continues to wrestle with questions regarding the toxicity of engineered nanomaterials. One recent study that has received substantial attention shows that certain types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes may be toxic in animal models. It is unclear what this study means for companies working with these materials and other types of carbon nanomaterials. In this article, lawyer Paul Stimers addresses the implications of this study on the nanotech community. He reviews recent data, identifies issues posed by the study for companies working with engineered nanomaterials, describes the potential risks and benefits of the study to the nanotech community, and discusses federal policy concerning the toxicity of engineered nanomaterials.

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