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Identification of Selected Silicate Minerals and Their Asbestiform Varieties.

Authors
Campbell-WJ
Source
Pres At Workshop on Asbestos 7/18-20/77 Gaithersburg Maryland NBS Sp 506 11/78 PP 201-220 :201-220
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009777
Abstract
The problem of asbestiform particulates with its environmental and health implications has been compounded by the lack of precision with which the term "asbestos" has been used. In many instances, nonasbestiform mineral particles have been identified as microscopic fibers of asbestos-related minerals. This lack of precision in identifying these particulates not only works to the disadvantage of the minerals industry, but it also is a handicap to a rational science-based decisionmaking by regulatory agencies. This paper summarizes the methods and terminology suggested by the Bureau of Mines to identify and characterize mineral particles by morphological, compositional, and structural data using various instrumental analytical techniques and also sharpens the distinction between common serpentine and amphibole minerals and their relatively rare asbestiform varieties.
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 62-78
NIOSH Division
CPRC;
Source Name
Pres. At Workshop on Asbestos, 7/18-20/77, Gaithersburg, MD, NBS Sp 506, 11/78, PP. 201-220
State
MD;
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