Dimensions of airborne asbestos fibres.

  title={Dimensions of airborne asbestos fibres.},
  author={Graham W. Gibbs and Cheol Yong Hwang},
  journal={IARC scientific publications},
Systematic measurements were made of the dimensions of fibres found in the air in mines and mills for crocidolite, amosite and chrysotile. Samples were collected on membrane filters and examined in light, transmission electron and scanning electron microscopes. The proportion of short fibres was shown to decrease with extent of processing, especially for amosite. No airborne fibres had a diameter greater than 3 micrometers, and all would therefore be capable of reaching the pulmonary alveoli… CONTINUE READING