"Mineral Fibers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Long, pliable, cohesive natural or manufactured filaments of various lengths. They form the structure of some minerals. The medical significance lies in their potential ability to cause various types of PNEUMOCONIOSIS (e.g., ASBESTOSIS) after occupational or environmental exposure. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p708)
- Mineral Fibers
- Fibers, Mineral
- Mineral Fiber
- Fiber, Mineral
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