Amphibole hypothesis | definition of amphibole hypothesis by Medical dictionary
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.