amphibole asbestos

amphibole asbestos
one of the two major classes of asbestos, characterized by fibers too brittle to be spun but more resistant to chemicals and heat than the serpentine form. It is less widely used than serpentine asbestos and is thought to be much more carcinogenic. The group includes amosite and crocidolite.

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