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Chrysotile asbestos


The fibers that compose most forms of asbestos have small, straight, and sharp shapes, often described as needle-like.

Needle "fibers that make up most forms of asbestos have a small, straight and acute forms, often described as chrysotile asbestos (or" white asbestos ") is an exception to this rule, its fibers actually have curly spiral shape. This form makes them less like a breath, and therefore less likely to cause health problems. Chrysotile asbestos is considered a relatively safe and is still used in some capacity in the U.S., however, prolonged exposure may cause serious health problems.



  Publication date: 10 May, 2010





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