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DEFINITION FOR ASBESTOS.

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Edited by:
Levadie Benjamin

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Abstract

A definition of asbestos is proposed. Under this definition, the term asbestos applies to six naturally occurring minerals exploited commercially for their desirable physical properties, which are in part derived from their asbestiform habit. The six minerals are the serpentine mineral chrysotile and the amphibole minerals grunerite asbestos (also referred to as amosite), riebeckite asbestos (also referred to as crocidolite), anthophyllite asbestos, tremolite asbestos, and actinolite asbestos. Individual mineral particles, however processed and regardless of their mineral name, are not demonstrated to be asbestos if the length-to-width ratio is less than 20:1.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
DEFINITION FOR ASBESTOS.
ISBN:
0803102097
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASTM
Publisher location:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Larger Work Title:
ASTM Special Technical Publication
First page:
139
Last page:
147
Conference Title:
Definitions for Asbestos and Other Health-Related Silicates.
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, PA, USA