Anthophyllite Asbestos

Began to extract the metal in Finland in 1890. And since then has been to extract smaller deposits in the southern states of North Carolina and Georgia in America.
Although it took longer to anthophyllite must be recognized that the risk of mesothelioma than for amosite, chrysotile asbestos, crocidolite, there is a clear relationship of exposure and the development of mesothelioma.
Consists of the metal magnesium and iron. Alambronalat and is a member of the family members to asbestos vague. It has long, fiber, sharp, flexible and can be relatively easily inhaled and deposited in the chest and Aalrih. And have a brown or yellow and shapes in
crystals. It has got this type of asbestos is much less attention than other most common forms such as tremolite and chrysotile. However, the evidence suggests that can be found in the talc mines the many located all over the world and in the United States in particular. That talc miners exposed to the risk of inhalation of asbestos fibers and the development of anthophyllite asbestos-related diseases including cancer, mesothelioma.

Can be found on this type of asbestos in some U.S. states such as Pennsylvania and southwestern New Hampshire, Massachusetts Central, North Carolina and Montana. Because of its rarity, anthophyllite not often used in consumer products, but are likely to be found in some products, cement, asbestos and insulation materials.

A study was conducted in 1989 were analyzed 19 cases of mesothelioma in Finland have been found 6 that affected mostly by anthophyllite asbestos fibers.
According to another study in 1994, four cases of mesothelioma among 999 of the miners of anthophyllite. The latency period ranged from the development of mesothelioma between from 39 to 58 years and the length of exposure varied from 13 years to 31 years.

Uses of anthophyllite
Anthophyllite is one of the rarest types of asbestos and does not have a long history of commercial use.
A non-commercial species of asbestos has been used anthophyllite in products that contain minerals such as vermiculite and talc.
Talc plays a role in the development of anthophyllite. When the forms of anthophyllite because of the presence of high temperatures and sustainable, talc and destabilize the collapse. The effects of anthophyllite be present in the talc and related products such as talcum powder, which is used for children.


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