amosite


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am·o·site

 (ăm′ə-sīt′, -zīt′)
n.
A gray to brown iron-rich variety of asbestos that is a fibrous form of an amphibole mineral.

[After Amosa Ltd., South African company mining this mineral, from A(sbestos) M(ines) o(f) S(outh) A(frica).]

amosite

(ˈæməˌsaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a fibrous mineral used in the manufacture of heat and acid-proof asbestos
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of 386 factory workers with short term exposure to amosite asbestos (median exposure six months) and long follow up (median 25 years) the results were that with "exposure for as little as a month was sufficient to produce radiological signs of parenchymal and pleural fibrosis, (2) no cumulative exposure threshold for parenchymal and pleural fibrosis was detectable, and (3) parenchymal and pleural progression were still detectable 20 years after the end of exposure."
MAJOR BET INSIDE TRACK CHEVISE 5.45 BALTIC PRINCE HARLEY REBEL 6.15 JERSEY BULL AMOSITE 6.45 ELUSIVE ELLEN BARI 7.15 GALUPPI CITY OF ANGKOR WAT A 7.45 GOLD BEAU PROOFREADER .NB.
The main material used for the manufacture of asbestos-cement was chrysotile but, since the mid-eighties, considerable quantities of crocidolite and small amounts of amosite were used to produce pressure pipes.
Tote Trifecta: PS60.80 5.00: AMOSITE (P Aspell 12-1) 1; Tychaios (1-2f) 2; Imaginary Diva (12-1) 3 5 ran.
DISCUSSION: Malignant mesothelioma is pleural malignancy strongly associated with exposure to crocidolite, chrysotile, amosite and all other type of asbestos.
There are several types of asbestos and the most commonly heard of are blue (crocidolite), brown (amosite) and white (chrysotile).
Adopted in January 2000, the CCO strictly prohibits the use of amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue) asbestos fibers and of products containing these fibers, but permits the use of chrysolite (white) asbestos fibers in high density products.
While blue asbestos (crocidolite) and brown asbestos (amosite) are listed and are being progressively replaced in production, the Russian industry is mounting a rearguard action to prevent chrysotile from being listed.
Specifically, they are defined as being long and thin (having an aspect ratio greater than 3:1), and falling into categories of either "serpentine" (chrysotile) or "amphibole" (tremolite, amosite, crocidolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite) [7].
There are six types of asbestos but the three main types are Chrysotile (white) which is a serpentine snake-like fibre, and the generally recognised more harmful types of Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue) which are amphibole, needle-like fibres.
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The rigid, stiff amphiboles are represented by five forms: crocidolite, amosite, anthrophylite, tremolite, and actinolite.