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Chemical Watch | News| Australia releases health risk assessment and classification of carbon nanotubes

Nicnas found that nanotubes should be classified as having “specific target organ toxicity following repeated exposure Category 2” and carry the warning “May cause damage to lungs/respiratory system through prolonged or repeated inhalation exposure” as well as Carcinogen Category 2, “suspected of causing cancer”.
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Chemical Watch | News| Study indicates cosmetic powder nanoparticles have strong inhalation potential

A study examining the potential for human inhalation of nanoparticles through the use of nanotechnology-based cosmetic powders indicates that the predominant deposition of these particles would occur in the tracheobronchial and head airways rather than in the lungs.

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