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  1. Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.



In former mine workers and residents of Libby, Montana, exposure to amphibole-contaminated vermiculite has been associated with increased incidences of asbestosis and mesothelioma. In this study, long-term effects of Libby amphibole (LA) exposure were investigated relative to the well-characterized amosite asbestos in a rat model. Rat-respirable fractions of LA and amosite (aerodynamic diameter...

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