Asbestos Contamination in Libby Montana
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The author explains that there are 6 asbestos minerals and these are Actinolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Crocidolite, Chrysotile, and the deadliest Tremolite. When these tiny dust-like particles at about 1 micron in diameter are inhaled, they penetrate the lung tissue and stay permanently; when accumulated, they eventually scar the lungs.