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Asbestos Disease: Introduction

Asbestos Disease: Introduction Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of magnesium silicate minerals that are made up of tiny microscopic fibers with very good insulating and heat-resistant properties. Asbestos fibers are divided into two basic groups: The serpentine fibers, having long curly fibers, which include Chrysotile, and the amphibole fibers, having straight, short, needle-like fibers, which include Crocidolite… Read more »

What is Asbestosis?

The following article is provided as a public service of Daniel Powers, M.D.: B-Reader, Board Certified Diagnostic & Nuclear Radiologist, Certified by the American Board of Radiology Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of magnesium silicate minerals that are made up of tiny microscopic fibers. These tough fibers are nearly indestructible, being resistant to heat and chemicals, and… Read more »