Non-Fiction Books:

Asbestos

Risks, Environment & Impact

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Asbestos
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral with long, thin fibrous crystals. It is known as the miracle mineral because of its soft and pliant properties, as well as its ability to withstand heat. Asbestos is known to be toxic and the inhalation of asbestos can be potentially lethal. Since the mid 1980s, many uses of asbestos have been banned in several countries. The Environmental Protection Agency also banned the use of asbestos and as a result, man-made fibres have been manufactured and used in many applications to replace asbestos. However, asbestos can still be found naturally in the air outdoors and in some drinkable water, including water from natural sources. As this book discusses, studies conducted in laboratory animals have shown that certain man-made fibres may have biological effects similar to those of asbestos. This book addresses this serious health concern caused by asbestos as well as potential fibre-related lung injury due to the inhalation of man-made fibre aerosols.
Release date Australia
March 24th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Antonio Soto Edited by Gael Salazar
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
tables
Imprint
Nova Science Publishers Inc
Pages
210
ISBN-13
9781606920534
Product ID
3661860

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...