Carbon nanotubes; their uses and health risks.

  • N. Ya. Letniak
  • M. M. Korda
Keywords: nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, toxicity

Abstract

The study analyzes the published literature data on key properties of one of the most important nanomaterials,carbon nanotubes. This material has a wide range of applications for biological and medical use. Among them there are visualization of molecular, cellular and tissue structures; construction of biosensors and electrodes; targeted delivery of various substances; and the use in radiation and photothermal therapies. It was demonstrated that depending on the route of administration and the dose, body carbon nanotubes are can be harmful to human body. At the same time, increasing use of this material suggests that further research of its characteristics and their impact on human health is needed.

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Published
2016-11-21
How to Cite
Letniak, N. Y., & Korda, M. M. (2016). Carbon nanotubes; their uses and health risks. Medical and Clinical Chemistry, (3), 96-100. https://doi.org/10.11603/mcch.2410-681X.2016.v0.i3.6953
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