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March 2018

NOT ALL FIBERS ARE THE SAME

Experts have long recognized that fiber length is among the key factors influencing the potential toxicity of asbestos fibers: it impacts whether the fiber will be inhaled, deposited in the lung and how efficiently it may be cleared...

Science News

August 2017
First Identification of Pulmonary Asbestos Fibres in a Spanish Population.

This study, first undertaken as a PhD tesis, was undertaken to characterize, for the first time in Spain, the type of asbestos fibres in the lungs of exposed and non-exposed populations.

The chrysotile fibre is encapsulated in a matrix of cement or resin, preventing the release of fibres.

THE CHRYSOTILE INDUSTRY CREATED A RESPONSIBLE-USE PROGRAM THAT IS BASED ON THE CONTROLLED-USE APPROACH TO REGULATING CHRYSOTILE




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