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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of one of the species of asbestos, a fibrous amphibole mineral. Asbestos is easily felted & woven into fabrics or board. Its heat-resistant properties make it attractive to the building trade. Inhalation of asbestos fibres causes inflammation of the lungs (asbestosis) & may lead to cancer of the lungs.
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