crocidolite


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crocidolite

/cro·cid·o·lite/ (kro-sid´o-līt) an amphibole type of asbestos that causes asbestosis as well as mesotheliomas and other cancers.
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For example, children living and playing around the Wittenoom crocidolite mine in Western Australia developed excess rates of brain, ovarian, prostate, and colorectal cancers as adults in addition to mesothelioma (Reid et al.
Environmental Exposure to Crocidolite and Mesothelioma.
4) The principal varieties of asbestos are chrysotile, a serpentine mineral, and crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite, all of which are amphiboles.
Brown asbestos or Amosite is a type of Crocidolite used chiefly in insulation.
Crocidolite (riebecite), amosite (grunerite), tremolite, actinolite, and antophyllite are members of the amphibole group of minerals, which form about 5% of all mined asbestos.
Wibel proposed that hawk's-eye forms in Earth's crust when quartz dissolved in hot water infiltrates spaces between crocidolite fibers and then slowly replaces the asbestos' molecules.
Table 2 List of the Thirty-One Substances Covered by the Rotterdam PIC Convention Pesticides Industrial chemicals 2,4,5-T Crocidolite Aldrin (a) Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (a) Binapacryl Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) (a) Captafol Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCT) (a) Chlorobenzilate Tris(2,3dibromopropyl) phosphate Chlordane (a) Chlordimeform DDT (a) Dieldrin (a) Dinoseb and dinoseb salts 1,2-dibromoethane (EDB) Ethylene dichloride Ethylene oxide Fluoroacetamide HCH (a) Heptachlor (a) Hexachlorobenzene (a) Lindane (a) Mercury compounds Toxaphene (a) Pentachlorophenol Methyl-parathion Methamidophos Monocrotophos Parathion Phosphamidon Source: Adapted from Annex III of the convention.
The most dangerous, blue asbestos, or crocidolite, was officially banned in the UK in 1992.
For over 50 years, Cape's crocidolite (blue asbestos) mine at Koegas and mill at Prieska in the Northern Cape Province provided employment for local residents.
The second major group is amphiboles--including amosite and crocidolite.
Other types include crocidolite, or blue asbestos, and amosite, or brown asbestos.
The Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI) determined that the pipe was composed of 35% asbestos (25% chrysotile asbestos and 10% crocidolite asbestos).