[Chemical and physical characteristics and toxicology of man-made mineral fibers].

@article{Fo1999ChemicalAP,
  title={[Chemical and physical characteristics and toxicology of man-made mineral fibers].},
  author={Vito Fo{\`a} and Stefania Basilico},
  journal={La Medicina del lavoro},
  year={1999},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={10-52}
}
The evidence for the adverse health effects following exposure to asbestos (i.e. fibrogenic and carcinogenic effect) has prompted widespread removal of asbestos-containing materials and led to banning of asbestos internationally (in Italy, DPR 257/1992), resulting in the increased use of substitutes composed of both naturally occurring and synthetic materials, including man made mineral fibres (MMMFs) and man made organic fibres (MMOF). MMMFs represent a family of synthetic, inorganic vitreous… CONTINUE READING