/chryso·tile/ (kris´o-tīl) the most widely used form of asbestos, a gray-green magnesium silicate in the serpentine class of asbestos; its dust may cause asbestosis or, rarely, mesotheliomas or other lung cancers.
In particular, even though the content of many materials that contain asbestos is predominantly chrysotile, such materials often contain small quantities of amphibole asbestos impurities and even intentionally added amphiboles.
We examined the effects of chrysotile and crocidolite asbestos treatment on intracellular ROS production in human small airway epithelial (SAE) cells and found that mitochondrial-originated reactive oxidants were involved in mediating asbestos-induced nuclear DNA damage and mutagenesis.
Inquiries into the adverse effects of chrysotile by the Province of Quebec in 1976 and by the Ontario Royal Commission in 1984 were effective public relations exercises in that they did not provoke an outcry or impair exports.
binapacryl; DNOC and its salts; ethylene dichloride; ethylene oxide; monocrotophos; parathion; toxaphene and dustable powder formulations containing a combination of benomyl at or above 7 per cent, carbofuran at or above 10% and thiram at or above 15%; actinolite asbestos; anthophyllite asbestos; amosite asbestos; tremolite asbestos; tetraethyl lead and tetramethyl lead; parathion; and chrysotile asbestos.