This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Lm of asbestos fibres

Lm of asbestos fibres

A650/0060

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Light micrograph of some fibres of asbestos (an amphibole mineral). The most common varieties of asbestos are crocidolite, amosite and chrysotile. The fibres can be compressed, felted or woven to make insulating boards, paper and shingles. It is widely used in the construction, chemical and process industries because of its fireproof and insulating properties and its superior corrosion resistance. If the smaller fibres are inhaled in quantity, they lodge in the lung causing the respiratory disease asbestosis. Magnification: x160 at 6x4.5cm size.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}