I think we should start a thread where any undesirable side effect of C60 consumption, or concerns about toxicity can be aggregated.
When toxicity effects are potentially pointed out there is a tendency, now, to counter with "C60 in Olive oil is not the same" or blame all the toxicity on possible contaminants. In some cases this has shown to be true, but I think all the data is not yet in and a great deal of caution is still prudent.
Which was really about nanotubes and possible mesothelioma used C60 as a control, but then found:
During the first study of long fiber MWCNT mentioned above, we found a possible chronic
toxicity of C60 which was used as a negative control for mesotheliomagenesis. A follow up study was conducted; a single injection of 3 mg of fullerene (a suspension of aggregates) was given i.p. to thirty wild type C57Bl/6 male mice. Another thirty mice were given vehicle solution. The body weight gain of the treated mice was significantly suppressed. At weeks 44, most of the C60 injected mice had macroscopic lesions of the kidney(s). It is noted that the peritoneal reaction was mild to minimum in both immune and foreign body reaction. Histopathological analysis indicates the possible target of the chronic nephrotoxicity as renal tubular system. Detailed analysis is underway (manuscript in preparation).
Week 44 is a pretty long ways out, maybe end of life for a human equivalent. Still, although this wasn't ooC60 and it was injected the report is concerning. Without any mechanism of action proven we just don't have any idea if C60 unbinds from the oo, clumps together in VIVO or what.
The reports for gym gains look envying, but I'm not going to risk it on myself just yet. Would like to see above thoroughly refuted...
Edited by zorba990, 11 July 2012 - 09:10 PM.