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What is an Inorganic Fiber?

H. Catherine W. Skinner, Malcolm Ross, and Clifford Frondel

in Asbestos and Other Fibrous Materials: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Health Effects

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195039672
eISBN:
9780197559987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195039672.003.0004
Subject:
Chemistry, Mineralogy and Gems

Fibers are everywhere around us. They are essential parts of the human body, our hair, for example; the threads in our clothing, natural or synthetic; the insulation in our houses. Natural fibers ... More


Fibrous Minerals and Synthetic Fibers

H. Catherine W. Skinner, Malcolm Ross, and Clifford Frondel

in Asbestos and Other Fibrous Materials: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Health Effects

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195039672
eISBN:
9780197559987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195039672.003.0005
Subject:
Chemistry, Mineralogy and Gems

A mineral is a naturally occurring, crystalline inorganic compound with a specific chemical composition and crystal structure. Minerals are commonly named to honor a person, to indicate the ... More


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