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Asbestos Content of Talcs from Italian Mines and Fibre Concentration in Various Commercial Talcum Powders Used in Italy

  • A. Marconi
  • U. Verdel
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 21)

Abstract

Talc naturally occurswith a variety of mineral habits: blocky, platy, polycristalline and fibrous. Due to the geological origin, metamorphic alterations of quartzite and dolomitic rocks, talc deposits have been found to contain talc mineral often in association with other minerals like serpentine and amphiboles Health interest in the occurrence of the asbestiform varieties of these minerals is determined by the cancerogenic potential associated to the inhalation of asbestos fibres.

Keywords

Italian Minis Mineral Fibre Chrysotile Fibre Asbestos Fibre Amphibole Mineral 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Marconi
    • 1
  • U. Verdel
    • 2
  1. 1.Lab.Igiene AmbientaleIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly
  2. 2.Consulenza Tecnica Accertamento Rischi ProfessionaliINAILRomeItaly

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