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Asbestos, a class of fibrous mineral silicates found in nature, is carcinogenic to both man and experimental animals. Throughout the years, there has been extensive documentation of health problems posed by the fibres. Asbestos workers show a high incidence of asbestosis of lung More recently, numerous epidemiological and clinical studies have firmly(More)
The in vitro cytotoxicity and oncogenic potential of both native and acid leached asbestos fibres were studied using the C3H 10T1/2 cell model. Both native and leached fibres induced a dose-dependent toxicity. At high fibre concentrations, acid leached fibres were significantly less toxic than their untreated counterparts. While asbestos fibres alone do not(More)
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