amphibole hypothesis

amphibole hypothesis

The belief held by some experts on asbestosis that amphibole asbestos fibres cause asbestos-related disease while crysotile fibres are said to be more innocuous, a posit which has been questioned by other experts.
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Our findings detract from the amphibole hypothesis, whose proponents argue that the carcinogenicity of chrysotiie is due to contamination by amphiboles (Mossman ct al.
Occupational exposure to chrysotile asbestos and cancer risk: a review of the amphibole hypothesis.