amosite


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amosite

[′am·ə‚zīt]
(mineralogy)
A monoclinic amphibole form of asbestos having long fibers and a high iron content; used in insulation.
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crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, actinolite, amosite, chrysotile).
The serpentine chrysotile fiber is more readily removed by alveolar macrophages compared with the amphibole amosite and crocidolite varieties.
Zing very much at home Some of today's field, notably Amosite and Big Sylv, are making their first appearance at the track, but top-weight Zing Wing has the best record, having scored three times over course and distance for an impressive strike-rate of 50 per cent.
36) Experimental studies of implantation of CNTs into the peritoneal cavity of mice showed that the long fibers of CNTs produced a similar or greater degree of inflammation and fibrosis than that produced by long amosite asbestos.
He instructed contractors to remove sprayed coating containing amosite (brown asbestos) from steel beams while refurbishing the nightclub.
4) The principal varieties of asbestos are chrysotile, a serpentine mineral, and crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite, all of which are amphiboles.
Health Canada categorizes the different types of asbestos under two broad mineralogical groups: serpentine (chrysotile) and amphibole (tremolite, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite, etc).
The morphology and chemical compositions revealed through the micrograph and EDS spectrum identified the sample as amosite, a particularly harmful type of asbestos.
Yesterday the Health and Safety Executive began an investigation after Aston University scientists revealed cladding at the National Car Parks Ltd multi-storey car park, off Hill Street, was amosite (brown) asbestos.
Brown, or amosite, asbestos is one of the most dangerous forms.
Brown, or amosite, asbestos is one of the most dangerous forms and small fibres can be released into the air if it is disturbed.