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Carbon Nanoparticles Toxic to Adult Fruit Flies but Benign to Young


August 6, 2009

foot and leg covered with carbon nanostructures Researchers at Brown University have discovered that certain types of carbon nanoparticles can be environmentally toxic to adult fruit flies, although they were found to be benign when added to food for larvae. The findings, published online in Environmental Science & Technology, may further reveal the environmental and health dangers of carbon nanoparticles. Full Story

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