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December 18th, 2004

Nanotubes probably safe, Nobel winner says

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Will nanotubes be the next asbestos and cause massive health problems? Probably not, says Richard Smalley, the Nobel Prize winner who discovered fullerene carbon, the carbon used in nanotubes. But scientists, health officials and others who work closely with the thin carbon coils will need to demonstrate extreme caution, he says.

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