A comparison of acute and long-term effects of industrial multiwalled carbon nanotubes on human lung and immune cells in vitro.

@article{Thurnherr2011ACO,
  title={A comparison of acute and long-term effects of industrial multiwalled carbon nanotubes on human lung and immune cells in vitro.},
  author={Tina Thurnherr and Christina Hottiger Brandenberger and Kathrin Fischer and Liliane Diener and Pius Manser and Xenia Maeder-Althaus and Jean-Pierre Kaiser and Harald F Krug and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser and Peter Wick},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={200 3},
  pages={176-86}
}
The close resemblance of carbon nanotubes to asbestos fibers regarding their high aspect ratio, biopersistence and reactivity increases public concerns on the widespread use of these materials. The purpose of this study was not only to address the acute adverse effects of industrially produced multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on human lung and immune cells in vitro but also to further understand if their accumulation and biopersistence leads to long-term consequences or induces adaptive… CONTINUE READING