The Challenge: Carbon nanomaterials in the environment: New threats or wonder materials?
A new generation of carbon nanomaterials has emerged over the last decade ‐ including carbon nanotubes, C60 fullerenes, graphene and graphene oxides‐ and has attracted great attention from environmental scientists. Some of those materials offer opportunities to develop new tools for environmental applications (e.g., water treatment), but there are concerns related to the potential risks they represent for environment and human health. Should carbon nanomaterials be considered as new threats or new tools for the environment? This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved