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Chemical characteristics of asbestos and associated trace elements.
Morgan A; Cralley LJ
Proceedings of the International Conference on the Biological Effects of Asbestos (Lyon), October 2-5, 1972, 1973 Jan; :1-12
The chemical characteristics of asbestiform minerals (chrysotile, crocidolite (12001284), amosite (12172735), anthophyllite) are described with particular reference to the UICC standard reference samples. Measurements of the levels of chromium (7440473), cobalt (7440484), iron (7439896), manganese (7439965), nickel (7440020) and scandium (7440202) in a range of samples are reported, together with information on their distribution between fiber and accessory minerals. The solubility of structural and trace constituents of asbestos (1332214) both in vitro and in vivo is discussed.
Metals; Composition; Structure; Mineralogy; Amphiboles
12001-28-4; 12172-73-5; 7440-47-3; 7440-48-4; 7439-89-6; 7439-96-5; 7440-02-0; 7440-20-2; 1332-21-4
Proceedings of the International Conference on the Biological Effects of Asbestos (Lyon), October 2-5, 1972, 12 pages, 18 references
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