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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 and Amosite. In… Read more »

What is Asbestosis?

The following article is provided as a public service of Daniel Powers, M.D.: B-Reader, Board Certified Diagnostic 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 have incredible… Read more »