Human Health Hazard Assessment and Classification of Carbon Nanotubes
The report recommends that multi-walled carbon nanotubes should be classified as hazardous unless toxicological or other data for specific types implies otherwise.
For the report NICNAS did an extensive review of published literature on the toxicity of carbon nanotubes. The report found that multi-walled carbon nanotubes may cause damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated inhalation exposure. The report also recommends classification according to the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances of limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect and recommends a GHS classification under the Work Health and Safety legislation of suspected of causing cancer.
Taking a precautionary approach in the absence of specific data, the report recommends that the same hazard classifications also apply to single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Type: Research reports
Publication Date: 22/10/2012
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