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sample_chrysotile“Asbestos” is a purely commercial general term used to describe several regulated mineral fibers. These sample_laamineral fibers naturally occur in the environment, usually in combination with other fibrous minerals. Asbestos fibers have been used throughout time because of their insulative, fireproofing, and strengthening properties.
Chrysotile asbestos is the most common form of asbestos used in commercial products, and is also the form most commonly represented in medical literature about asbestos disease. Chrysotile consists of short, curly, pliable fibers that tend to bundle together.

In contrast, members of the amphiboles class have straight, needlelike fibers. The mineralogy of Libby Amphibole asbestos is unique both chemically and structurally, it is a transitional blend of five minerals. What this means as far as toxicity and health effects is yet to be clearly defined, but clearly the characteristics of this asbestos mixture are unusual and are associated with enhanced toxicity.

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03.20.2017

CARD’s Response to Senator Daines’ Letter to Congress Leadership

Please click on the topics below to access the different sections of this guide. Chrysotile vs. Libby Amphibole LA – Not Just a Libby Risk Who We Are Case Study Provider Services Research CARD Provider Video “Asbestos” is a purely commercial general term used to describe several regulated mineral fibers. These mineral fibers naturally occur […] > Read More

10.26.2010

CARD Looking for Young Adults Screened in 2000-2001

Please click on the topics below to access the different sections of this guide. Chrysotile vs. Libby Amphibole LA – Not Just a Libby Risk Who We Are Case Study Provider Services Research CARD Provider Video “Asbestos” is a purely commercial general term used to describe several regulated mineral fibers. These mineral fibers naturally occur […] > Read More