amianthus

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amianthus

[‚a·mē′an·thəs]
(mineralogy)
A fine, silky variety of asbestos, such as chrysotile.
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Plants producing asbestos-containing products are listed in the "Act banning the use of asbestos" which became the basis for the implementation of preventive examinations for former employees of these companies in 2000 (Amiantus Programme).
Out of this number, 50.6% of cases were identified in the period from 2001 to 2012, i.e., during the period covered by the Amiantus Programme.
Periodic chest radiography examinations in former workers of asbestos processing plants (the Amiantus Programme) were performed in 2001-2010.