Carbon Nanotubes – Exposure

Up to now, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have not yet been subjected to epidemiological studies.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) consist exclusively of carbon, an element present in all living beings and the air. This fact complicates the detection of the CNTs in the environment. There is currently no information on the actual existing amounts of carbon nanotubes in the environment and their distribution in the individual compartments (e.g. water, soil.

Although numerous in vitro tests have been performed so far, no final statement can be given concerning the ”toxicity” of carbon nanotubes (CNTs).

In vivo animal tests have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNT), depending on their characteristics and method of administration, are detected in different organs and cell types.