21 August 2020 Bulletin

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Asbestos is the name given to a group of fibrous minerals that are heat and corrosion resistant, and do not conduct electricity. They are all naturally occurring and include amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite. Chrysotile (aka white asbestos), is the most common form of commercial asbestos. Asbestos is a known human carcinogen (category 1A), as classified by the EPA, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (1,2,3,4)

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