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Chemical and physical properties of British talc powders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1236242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An examination of bulk talc samples imported into Great Britain has shown that they are extremely variable in their talc mineral content. Major contaminating minerals present with the talc are chlorite, carbonates and quartz. The chemistry of samples examined varied with their mineralogical content which also accounted for observed differences in particle morphology. Tremolite fibres were found in three samples, one of which contained the mineral as a major phase. No other varieties of asbestos were detected.
F D Pooley; N Rowlands
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Inhaled particles     Volume:  4 Pt 2     ISSN:  0301-1577     ISO Abbreviation:  Inhaled Part     Publication Date:  1975 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320346     Medline TA:  Inhaled Part     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asbestos / analysis
Carbonates / analysis
Great Britain
Particle Size
Quartz / analysis
Talc* / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbonates; 0/Powders; 1332-21-4/Asbestos; 14807-96-6/Talc; 14808-60-7/Quartz

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