A specimen of asbestos

A specimen of asbestos

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Credit: HANS-FRIEDER & ASTRID MICHLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Specimen of asbestos, the name given to fibrous varieties of several distinct mineral species. They are all common silicates, the best known being crocidolite & chrysotile. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral, capable of being woven & felted. The product is fire proof & resistant to chemical change.

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Keywords: asbestos, chemical, chemically resistant material, chemistry, compound, compounds, gross specimen, heat resistant material, mineral, pollutant, pollutants, pollution, silicate

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