Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1979;5(2):151-157    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2657

Determination of inorganic fiber density in human lung tissue by scanning electron microscopy after low temperature ashing.

by Gylseth B, Ophus EM, Mowé G

The concentration of asbestos fibers in lung tissue may give information about previous occupational asbestos exposure. A procedure for the preparation, quantification and identification of asbestos fibers in human tissue is presented in this report. The procedure is based on low-temperature plasma ashing of dry tissue, examination of the ash by scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis. The advantages and disadvantages of this method are also discussed briefly.

The following article refers to this text: 1979;5(3):290-296