Comparative studies on the cytotoxicity of amphibole and serpentine asbestos.
Craighead-JE; Mossman-BT; Bradley-BJ
Environ Health Perspect 1980 Feb; 34:37-46
The cytotoxicity of various mineral forms of asbestos (1332214) is reviewed, beginning with the physical structure of asbestos fibers and the changes occurring in them after entering the body. The interactions of asbestos fibers with erythrocytes, fibroblasts, macrophages and epithelial cells are described. The authors conclude that the physical and chemical alterations of asbestos after contact with living tissue should be considered when designing in vitro experiments.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Fibrous-bodies; Minerals; Physical-properties; Respiratory-system-disorders; Biological-effects; Asbestos-dusts; Cytology
Pathology and Oncology Medical Alumni Building University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05401
Environmental Health Perspectives
University of Vermont & St Agric College, Burlington, Vermont