Evaluating Carcinogenic Potential of Carbon Nanomaterials

  • Rajib Ghosh
  • Yon RojanasakulEmail author


The goal is to review the adverse health effects, in particular carcinogenic effects, of various carbon-based nanomaterials during their life cycle, including synthesis, utilization, and disposal. Nanomaterials hold great promise for the development of new and better products. However, a number of commercial and biomedical applications of nanomaterials have been reported to have undesirable adverse health effects. Here, we summarize and discuss key findings from recent studies that assess the carcinogenic potential of carbon nanomaterials.



This work was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health R01-ES022968 and R01-EB018857.

Declaration of Interest

The authors report no declarations of interest.


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