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Mineral Fibres Crystal Chemistry, Chemical-Physical Properties, Biological Interaction and Toxicity

Series: EMU Notes in Mineralogy Volume: 18
By: AF Gualtieri(Editor)
536 pages, 149 b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Mineral Fibres
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  • Mineral Fibres ISBN: 9780903056656 Paperback Jul 2017 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Asbestos is probably one of the most studied substances ever. Asbestos is synonymous with argument and controversy: it is magic but feared, essential but dreaded, a strategic natural raw material but a source of concern and hazard; it is banned but still used safely, and so the list goes on. Asbestos-related diseases are certainly of significant concern in terms of occupational and public health. Asbestos World Health Organisation officials estimate that 125,000,000 people worldwide are exposed annually to asbestos in occupational settings, and >100,000 people die annually of diseases associated with asbestos exposure. Use of asbestos has been banned in most developed countries, but chrysotile asbestos is still used in many developing countries.

Mineral Fibres presents the state of the art in the vast multidisciplinary research field of asbestos and of mineral fibres in general. The protagonists of Mineral Fibres are the mineral fibres with their immense complexity and poorly understood biochemical interactions. The approach of the chemist/mineralogist/crystallographer puts the fibre in focus whereas the approach of the biochemist/toxicologist/doctor assumes the perspective of the organism interacting with the fibre. The perspectives of both the 'invader' and the 'invaded' must be considered together to establish a conclusive model to explain the toxicity of mineral fibres. In fact, this sharing of different perspectives and working in a multidisciplinary way is the key to understanding the mechanism of asbestos-induced carcinogenesis.


Chapter 1. Introduction
      A. F. Gualtieri
Chapter 2. The crystal structure of mineral fibres
      P. Ballirano, A. Bloise, A. F. Gualtieri, M. Lezzerini, A. Pacella, N. Perchiazzi M. Dogan and A. U. Dogan
Chapter 3. Crystal habit of mineral fibres
      E. Belluso, A. Cavallo and D. Halterman
Chapter 4. Bulk spectroscopy of mineral fibres
      G. B. Andreozzi and S. Pollastri
Chapter 5. The analysis of asbestos minerals using vibrational spectroscopies (FTIR, Raman): Crystal-chemistry, identification and environmental applications
      G. Della Ventura
Chapter 6. Surface and bulk properties of mineral fibres relevant to toxicity
      F. Turci, M. Tomatis and A. Pacella
Chapter 7. Thermal behaviour of mineral fibres
      A. Bloise, R. Kusiorowski, M. Lassinantti Gualtieri and A. F. Gualtieri
Chapter 8. In vitro biological activity and mechanisms of lung and pleural cancers induced by mineral fibres
      B. T. Mossman and A. Pugnaloni
Chapter 9. In vivo biological activity of mineral fibres
      S. Capella, E. Belluso, N. Bursi Gandolfi, E. Tibaldi, D. Mandrioli and F. Belpoggi
Chapter 10. Dissolution and biodurability of mineral fibres
      M. Rozale´n, F. J. Huertas, A. Pacella and P. Ballirano
Chapter 11. Epidemiological approaches to health effects of mineral fibres: Development of knowledge and current practice
      B. W. Case and A. Marinaccio
Chapter 12. Differential pathological response and pleural transport of mineral fibres
      D. M. Bernstein and E. N. Pavlisko
Chapter 13. Biological activities of asbestos and other mineral fibres
      M. Carbone and H. Yang
Chapter 14. Insights into mineral fibre-induced lung epithelial cell toxicity and pulmonary fibrosis
      R. P. Jablonski, S.-J. Kim, P. Cheresh and D. W. Kamp
Chapter 15. Towards a general model for predicting the toxicity and pathogenicity of mineral fibres
      A. F. Gualtieri, B. T. Mossman and V. L. Roggli

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Series: EMU Notes in Mineralogy Volume: 18
By: AF Gualtieri(Editor)
536 pages, 149 b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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