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John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178692

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.001.0001

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Mineralogy of Asbestos

Mineralogy of Asbestos

(p.23) 2 Mineralogy of Asbestos
Asbestos and Its Diseases

John E. Craighead

Allen Gibbs

Fred Pooley

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the mineralogy of asbestos. Topics covered include mineralogical and geological features, air particulate burdens and respiratory tract response, occurrence and physical-chemical properties of chrysotile, and occurrence and physical-chemical properties of amphiboles.

Keywords:   air particulate, respiratory tract, physical properties, chemical properties, chrysotile, amphiboles

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