Asbestos and Other Fibrous Materials: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, and Health Effects

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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.

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H. Catherine W. Skinner is at Yale University Medical School. Malcolm Ross is at US Geological Survey.

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"A short (about 200 pp) text that introduces fibrous materials and their health effects. Special emphasis on, and strength in, describing the chemical/physical structure of asbestos and other inorganic fibers, and in addressing difficult definitional issues." --American Public Health Association Section Newsletter


"This book is unique in trying to shed light on a difficult and complex problem where disparate fields such as mineralogy, epidemiology, pathology, and statistics are involved....epitomizes the dilemma of our present-day society trying to improve the environment." --American Scientist


"An ambitious undertaking...authors have succeeded in producing a brief, readable account, supplemented with a substantial amount of reference material....recommended to geologists, physicians, health officials, and even members of the general public who are involved with or interested in this highly debatable subject." --American Mineralogist


"Information related to the interaction of mineral fibers and biologic materials is widely scattered through mineralogic, toxicologic, medical and epidemiologic publications. This book does an excellent job of bringing this disparate material together." --Chest


"Extensive bibliographies, appendices listing the natural and synthetic fibrous minerals and materials, together with a mineralogical and medical glossary, complete a professional overview of a serious problem." --Australian Mineral Foundation Informative Book Review


"This monograph may not only be useful for occupational professionals, it's worth reading also for all those, concerned with environmental health." --Arbeitsmedizin


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