Failure of Attapulgite to Produce Tumors: Prediction of this Result by in Vitro Cytotoxicity test
Using a technique described in detail elsewhere , the effect of fibrous minerals on macrophage-1ike cells has been demonstrated to parallel, thus far without exception, the probability that the fiber will induce a pleural sarcoma (mesothelioma) in rats . The purpose of the present experiment was to investigate the behavior of American and French attapulgite (both of which consists of only short fibers) in this model and to compare the outcome to in vivo experiments.
KeywordsDust Sarcoma Asbestos Rene Chrysotile
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