Publisher description for Asbestos and other fibrous materials : mineralogy, crystal chemistry, and health effects / H. Catherine W. Skinner, Malcolm Ross, Clifford Frondel.

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This comprehensive sourcebook describes the chemical, physical, and mineralogical aspects of fibrous inorganic materials, both synthetic and naturally occurring. A general description of the fibrous state, the range of compounds that can adopt this form, and an overview of the characteristics unique to such materials form the backbone of the book . The authors also assess the application and use of asbestos and other fibrous materials in industry and evaluate their potential as health hazards. The information gathered here will be highly useful to medical investigators and legal professionals involved in environmental health.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Inorganic fibers.
Asbestos -- Physiological effect.
Inorganic fibers -- Physiological effect.
Asbestos -- adverse effects.
Asbestos -- analysis.
Environmental Pollutants.