Fiber analysis vignettes: Electron microscopy to the rescue!

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

There has been considerable interest in the exposure doses that contribute to the various asbestos-associated diseases. Epidemiological studies have shown important differences in the contributions of the various fiber types to asbestos-related diseases, with the amphiboles showing a greater degree of potency as compared to chrysotile. However, epidemiological studies have occasionally provided misleading results. Over the past several decades, there have been several examples where fiber analysis using electron microscopy produced unexpected results which were important to our understanding of disease-exposure relationships. It is the purpose of this article to summarize these fiber analysis vignettes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roggli, VL

Published Date

  • 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 126 - 133

PubMed ID

  • 26934117

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0758

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/01913123.2016.1149531


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England