CRO Forum identifies emerging risks

The developing market for carbon-nanotube technology may pose as big a risk to the insurance industry and public health as asbestos, according to a report by the Chief Risk Officers’ (CFO) Forum’s Emerging Risk Initiative.

Carbon nanotubes, believed to be the ‘wonder material’ of the coming decades, are akin to microscopic cylinders resembling a rolled-up piece of chicken-wire. They have been linked to applications as diverse as paper-based batteries, textiles-based computing and cheap, efficien