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December 28, 2009

Bayer Material Sciences Announces OEL for Baytubes

Lynn L. Bergeson

Last month, Bayer Material Science (BMS) announced that it derived an occupational exposure limit (OEL) of 0.05 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) for Baytubes, BMS multi-wall carbon nanotubes. According to BMS, “[t]he latest results of sub-chronic inhalation studies support the conclusion that Baytubes act like poorly soluble particles.” BMS derived the OEL based on previous single and recent repeated inhalation studies. BMS states: “All relevant information are now included in the updated Safety Data Sheet and will further ensure that our customers work safely with our Baytubes.”