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On the Likelihood of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Causing Adverse Marine Ecological Effects
Parks, A., Robert M. Burgess, Kay T. Ho, AND P. Ferguson. On the Likelihood of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Causing Adverse Marine Ecological Effects. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Allen Press, Inc., Lawrence, KS, 10(3):472-474, (2014).
This brief article discusses the ecological effects of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)in the marine environment. Based on new research and a review of the scientific literature, the paper concludes that SWNTs are unlikely to cause adverse ecological effects in the marine environment because of their very limited bioavailability. As a result of this limited bioavailability, SWNTs do not appear to bioaccumulate, cause acute toxicity, or undergo trophic transfer.
This brief article discusses the likelihood that, based on the available scientific literature and research, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) cause adverse marine ecological effects. Results of this research suggest SWNTs do not represent a substantial risk to the marine environment. The impact of this work is to inform the appropriate environmental management and regulation of SWNTs.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
ATLANTIC ECOLOGY DIVISION
POPULATION ECOLOGY BRANCH