“Researchers at the University of Paris-Saclay, France, studying fluid from the airways of asthmatic children, discovered carbon nanotubes in all of the samples. This is the first time that they have been discovered in human bodies. The study wasn’t aimed at finding a link between the presence of nanotubes and the children’s illness. Even if nanotubes aren’t directly toxic and there is still no proof of any health hazards, researchers fear that, in this case, other molecules could stick to their large surface and potentially get deep into the lung and cross cell membranes…..”
Popular Science writes..
“YOU PROBABLY HAVE CARBON NANOTUBES IN YOUR LUNGS
IT’S LIKE NANO-ASBESTOS…..suspect that the carbon nanotubes originate in vehicle exhaust,……..prolonged exposure to carbon nanotubes can have asbestos-like effects on the lungs, causing inflammation and lesions that can turn into cancer,…..”
But NewScientist reported “Jonathan Grigg at Queen Mary, University of London, thinks nanotubes are unlikely to have the cancer-causing potential of asbestos fibres, which are much larger and can get trapped in the lining of the lung”.
Bigger or nano-sized particles aren’t healthy to breathe and as civilized people looking to reduce health care costs and human suffering, we all need to move off of fossil fuels.
Fracking (with all it’s exhaust emissions and then being called a clean energy?)…
is only prolonging the misery of our exposures by delaying our conversion to renewables.