Computing components 'could pose health risk'

A material commonly used in computer technology could pose health risks to those involved in its manufacture, scientists warned today.
Nanoplatelets, made from thin layers of the carbon graphene, are used for their super-conductive properties.
The flexibility of the disc-shaped particles mean they can be readily incorporated into plastic and rubber.
They are used to enhance the electronic properties of touch screens.
But scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found that the particles could be harmful when they enter the lungs.
The nanoplatelets, which are less than one carbon atom... read more

 
20 February 2012 in Regional, Views: 13
Source: Morning Star
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