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ID (ISN) del documento28445
Número CIS 78-53
ISSN - Título de la serie 0028-0836 - Nature
Año 1977
Número de serie
Autor(es) Light W.G., Wei E.T.
Título Surface charge and asbestos toxicity.
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1977, Vol.265, No.5594, p.537-539. Illus. 25 ref.
Resumen The relations between surface charge and haemolytic activity (ability to rupture the erythrocyte membrane) of asbestos are studied in investigations with chrysotile and amphibole asbestos. The haemolytic activity of the chrysotile, which has a positive charge, was initially higher than that of the negatively charged amphibole. Leaching caused the magnitude of the surface charges to converge, so that the haemolytic activity of the chrysotile diminished and that of the amphibole increased. This could explain why the 2 classes differ more in their short-term in vitro effects than in long-term toxicity.
Descriptores (primarios) efectos tóxicos; actividad hemolítica; amianto; electricidad estática
Descriptores (secundarios) crisotila; pruebas in vitro; anfibola; crocidolita
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Polvos, aerosoles
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Blood diseases
Asbestos
Electricidad