Paul M Boymel

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Isofrax and Insulfrax are two new synthetic vitreous fibers (SVFs) developed for high-temperature insulation (1800-2300 degrees F) applications. In an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate the potential of adverse health effects, these two fibers were specifically designed to have high solubility and, thus, low in vivo biodurability. In this paper,(More)
There is substantial interest among government agencies in categorizing fibers for hazard classification purposes, particularly the commercially important synthetic vitreous fibers (e.g., rock wool, slag wool, glass wool, and refractory ceramic fibers). The intent of this categorization is to partition the population of fibers into distinct categories,(More)
It is generally accepted that the biopersistence of a synthetic vitreous fiber (SVF) is an important determinant of its biological activity. Experimental protocols have been developed to measure the biopersistence of an SVF from short-term inhalation experiments with rats. Clearance kinetics of long (>20 microm) fibers (those believed to have greatest(More)
Short-and long-term animal experiments are used to examine the toxicology and biopersistence of various types of fibers. In order to ensure an adequate exposure dose for testing, modern experimental protocols specify that the exposure aerosol (in an inhalation test) or the fibers (in an intratracheal instillation [IT] test) must contain at least a minimum(More)
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