Nanotubes Can Cause Cancer, Lawyers Lining Up


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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  • sacre
    everything causes cancer... I stopped caring about this stuff a while ago..
  • nvalhalla
    As long as it isn't friable, it shouldn't matter. I deal with asbestos every day and as long as it is properly handled and maintained it's fine.
  • rocket_sauce
    Agreed Nvalhalla, but many people ignore the warnings, think its a hassle to deal with the safety percautions, or are just plain ignorant about asbestos and what it can do. At the very least...they need warning lables if this is true.