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

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

by H. Catherine Skinner, Clifford Frondel, Malcolm Ross
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195039672
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1988
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: What is an Inorganic Fiber?
1. Fibers and History
2. Definitions of Fiber
3. Nomenclature
4. The Properties of Inorganic Fibers
5. Classification of Inorganic Fibrous Materials
PART II: Fibrous Minerals and Synthetic Fibers
6. The Crystal Chemistry of Mineral Materials
7. Silicate and Aluminosilicate Minerals that Form Fibers
8. Asbestos
9. Other Chain Aluminosilicates that Form Fibers
10. Aluminosilicates with Sheet Structures that Form Fibers
11. Isolated Tetrahedra Silicates
12. Silica Minerals that are Fibrous
13. Fibers of Nonsilicate Minerals
14. MMVF or Glass Fibers
15. Whiskers
16. Carbon and Graphite Fibers
PART III: Health Effects of Inorganic Fibers
17. Historical Highlights and Perspectives
18. The Respiratory System
19. The Pleura
20. The Lymphatic System
21. Fiber Inhalation and Health Effects
22. Epidemiology of Exposure to Fibrous Materials

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