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Asbestos and Other Fibrous Materials – Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Health Effects - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Asbestos and Other Fibrous Materials: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Health Effects

H. Catherine W. Skinner, Malcolm Ross, and Clifford Frondel


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 ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780195039672
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195039672.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. Catherine W. Skinner, author

Malcolm Ross, author

Clifford Frondel, author