Biodurability and release of metals during the dissolution of chrysotile, crocidolite and fibrous erionite.

Affiliation

Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 103, I-41125 Modena, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The mechanisms by which mineral fibers induce adverse effects in vivo are still not well understood. The mechanisms of fiber dissolution in the lungs and subsequent release of metals in the extracellular/intracellular environment must be taken into account.

Keywords

Asbestos,Biodurability,Metals,Mineral fibers,Toxicity,

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