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How Artificial Turf could be as harmful as Asbestos

03 Jan 2013

Synthetic Turf is made from car tyres and 30% of car tyres are made up off Carbon black nanoparticles. Inhaling these carbon nanotubes could be as harmful for the lungs as breathing asbestos.

Research scientists have observed that long, thin carbon nanotubes look and behave like asbestos fibres, which have been shown to cause mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer of the membrane lining the body’s internal organs (particularly the lungs) and can take 30 to 40 years to appear following exposure.

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