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What Is Pleural Mesothelioma?

Miners, construction workers, and others who come in contact with asbestos are at risk of developing a cancer called mesothelioma. It is estimated that about 2,500 people are diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma each year. Asbestos refers to a group of naturally-occurring mineral fibers, including amosite, tremolite, and chrysotile. Because asbestos is resistant to heat, chemicals, » Read More

What Is Crocidolite Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous material, and there are two main categories of asbestos: amphibole and serpentine. Crocidolite belongs to the amphibole family; others in this family are actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, and tremolite, and they all have sharp fibers. Chrysotile asbestos is the only category of serpentine asbestos, and it has curly fibers instead. » Read More