Sunday, December 6, 2009

Asbestos Photos

Asbestos fibres (SEM picture)
Asbestos
Asbestos
Asbestos particles lodged in the lungs.
Fibrous asbestos on muscovite
Structures containing asbestos are marked
Lung asbestos bodies after chemical digestion of lung tissue.
Chrysotile asbestos
Asbestos fibers
Scanning electron micrograph of asbestiform amphibole from a former vermiculite mining site near Libby, Montana. Source: U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, Denver, Colorado
A vermiculite mine in Libby, Montana. Asbestos has been detected in vermiculite from this mine.
Bagged asbestos awaits disposal in a landfill.
Sample of vermiculite ore mined in Libby, Montana
Raw (right hand) and popped (left hand) vermiculite
(Photo source: U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, Denver, Colorado)
Tremolite Asbestos.
Close Up of Vermiculite Insulation in an Attic
(Photo courtesy of EPA)
Different Grades of Vermiculite
(Photo courtesy of EPA)
Attic Containing Vermiculite Insulation
(Photo

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