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Uncertainty about the toxicity of graphene, used in some masks

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Graphene is made from carbon atoms; it is stronger than steel and lighter than plastic. It is used in several industries, from making surgical masks to painting boats. It is also a product that has been targeted by several toxicity notices issued by Health Canada. However, the majority of products containing graphene are still on our shelves. Scientists have yet to prove that graphene is harmful to human health and the environment. Science journalist Valérie Levée explains why.

The science journalist explains to us under what circumstances scientists suspect graphene of being toxic, and why their theories have yet to be proven. It also discusses the complexity of regulating this material by Health and Environment Canada.

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