Gray-blue to green, highly fibrous (asbestiform) form of the amphibole mineral riebeckite. It has higher tensile strength than chrysotile asbestos. The major commercial source is South Africa, where it occurs in Precambrian banded-iron formations; it is also found in Australia and Bolivia.
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Novel functional view of the crocidolite asbestos-treated A549 human lung epithelial transcriptome reveals an intricate network of pathways with opposing functions.(Research article)(Clinical report)
Aug 07, 2008; Authors: Joan M Hevel (corresponding author) [1,2]; Laura C Olson-Buelow ; Balasubramanian Ganesan ; John R Stevens ;...
Mechanisms of the Genotoxicity of Crocidolite Asbestos in Mammalian Cells: Implication from Mutation Patterns Induced by Reactive Oxygen Species. (Articles)
Oct 01, 2002; Asbestos is an important environmental carcinogen in the United States and remains the primary occupational concern in many...