Health effects of amosite mining and milling in South Africa.

  title={Health effects of amosite mining and milling in South Africa.},
  author={Jill A Murray and Gill Nelson},
  journal={Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP},
  volume={52 1 Suppl},
This study focuses on the amosite mining region in South Africa and associated health effects, compared to other mined asbestos fiber types. Historically, dust and fiber levels were high in the amosite mills and mines, and many miners and members of the surrounding communities were exposed to the fibers. Research has shown that amosite produces both benign and malignant disease. Nevertheless, the mesotheliomagenic potential of amosite is several fold lower than crocidolite. The risk of disease… CONTINUE READING