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May 6th, 2010

Study contradicts link between carbon nanotubes and mesothelioma

Abstract:
A team of Swedish and American scientists has found that industrial carbon nanotubes, a material once thought to potentially cause mesothelioma, can be broken into harmless components by an enzyme found in the body.

Specifically, the researchers found that the enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO), which is found in white blood cells, can break down the material into water and carbon dioxide.

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