Carbon nanotubes – rolled-up tubes made of carbon atoms at the billionth-of-a-meter scale – are the poster child of nanotech, since they are very strong, very light, and they conduct electricity, making them a very interesting material to work with. Concord’s Nanocomp Technologies, which manufactures nanotube-based fabric and thread, is New Hampshire’s big entry.
But carbon nanotubes are also a poster child for health concerns about nanotech – that these are so small and unusual that they will bypass the body’s defense mechanisms which have evolved to deflect bigger particles. So it’s worrying that carbon nanotubes have turned up in the lungs of children living in Paris, the first time they have been detected in humans. Here’s a New Scientist story.
To investigate, Fathi Moussa and colleagues at the University of Paris-Saclay, France, studied fluid from the airways of 64 asthmatic children, and discovered carbon nanotubes in all of the samples. Five other children studied also had them in their macrophages – immune cells that clear unwanted particles – taken from the lungs. The level at which the nanotubes are present is unclear, as is their source, although the team found similar structures in dust and vehicle exhaust collected in Paris.
It’s possible that these carbon nanotubes are the product of burning fossil fuels rather than anything novel and high techy, which means we’ve been inhaling them for a century or more. It’s also possible that they aren’t actually carbon nanotubes at all, says the story. But either way, this is an issue worth persuing – if a valuable new technology is going to create a new asbestos-like lung problem, the sooner we realize it, the better.
its not from car exaust…its from geo engineering chem trail planes, spraying that crap along with Nano particulate aluminum dioxides, and barium, and strontium, all over the globe..they for many years denied that they were spraying, now they admit it…but say its SRM solar radiation managment. to combat global warming…which is a bald face lie…they do it at night too, when the moon is out…i doubt the moon does any warming of the planets surface,..its all funded by “known Eugenisist, Bill Gates” and Monsanto, and the Military Industrial Complex…to make us sick and cull the herd…monsanto has the patent for both the spray and also the GMO vegitables that are resistant to the spray all clearly stated in public records …but no one bothers to look in the US patent office records to connect the dots.. oh and bill gates pushing his mercury “aka Thymerisol” filled poison vaccines on children and adults world wide is helping that alog as well , killing and maming the masses while he sits in his fortress castle,,, eating NON monsanto food..and Purified water …and just laughing at us and mocking us as we die of toxic poisoning…oh and also Obama appointed new head of the FDA…is Micheal R. Taylor..aka MONSANTO BIG WIG ….hmmmmmm sound like a conflict of intrest to you???? the guy who says whats healthy or not to eat …worked for the very people trying to poison us and kill us???!!!!