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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The principal varieties of asbestos are a serpentine material called chrysotile, and crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite--which are a type of dark mineral called amphiboles (Mirabelli et al.
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.
Signed by former Health Minister Suleiman Franjieh and former Environment Minister Akram Chehayeb, the law bars the importing of Crocidolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Actinolite and Tremolite but allows a common asbestos called Crysotile, known as white asbestos.
He instructed contractors to remove sprayed coating containing amosite (brown asbestos) from steel beams while refurbishing the nightclub.
The main tactic of the CI was to suggest that chrysotile white asbestos was different in this respect from crocidilite ("blue asbestos") and amosite ("brown asbestos").
4) The principal varieties of asbestos are chrysotile, a serpentine mineral, and crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite, all of which are amphiboles.
Section 4 of the Asbestos Information Act of 1988 defines asbestos as chrysotile, amosite, or crocidolite, or in fibrous form, tremolite, anthophyllite, or actinolite.
Amosite brown in color, also used on ships for insulation.
The mines of South Africa produced all three commercial varieties of asbestos, namely chrysotile (white), crocidolite (blue) and amosite (brown) which were marketed in more than 50 countries.