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Origin: 1840–50; chryso- + Greek tílos something plucked. :10. :09.

Chrysotile is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Chrysotile books and related discussion.

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Chrysotile Asbestos
chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, actinolite and anthophyllite.
Electron microscope characteristics of inhaled chrysotile asbestos fibre
Chrysotile fibres were readily identified by the characteristic polycrystalline diffraction pattern.
APPLICABILITY: Analysis of percent chrysotile asbestos in bulk samples.
Chrysotile asbestos: Hazardous to Humans, Deadly to the
Brazil's Position on Chrysotile - No Position!

Suggested News Resources

Canadian Doctors Oppose Canada's Support for Chrysotile Asbestos
Canadian doctors are condemning the decision by the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to block the addition of chrysotile asbestos to an international list of hazardous substances.
Doctors ask doctor-MP to stop Canadian asbestos exports
"The pro-asbestos position that you are presently supporting is the policy of the asbestos industry's lobby organization (the Chrysotile Institute). . .
LAB Chrysotile contemplating closure of Canada's only full time asbestos mine
Labor disputes and the ongoing debate over Canada's export of highly toxic asbestos has forced Quebec-based LAB Chrysotile to announce that they may be closing their Therford Mines in the city of Asbestos.
Net Consolidated Revenue at Eternit Grows 13% in 2Q11 and Reaches R$ 201 Million
Although 2Q11 is seasonally the weakest period of the year, Eternit operated at full capacity in its chrysotile mining business, above 90% in fiber cement production and in excess of 80% in concrete tiles.
Tories' asbestos policy 'unethical and shameful' say Canadian doctors
Canada opposed the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos in a United Nations treaty last June that would have forced exporters to warn importing countries of health hazards.

Suggested Web Resources

Chrysotile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Types of Asbestos | Chrysotile Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Dec 28, 2010 Chrysotile makes up nearly the entire serpentine group of asbestos.
Chrysotile Mineral Data
Institut du chrysotile
Canada. Non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of the safe use of chrysotile asbestos.
Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet : The Environmental Information

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