Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1975;1(2):117-119    pdf


Dissolution of silicic acid from amosite and quartz dusts under physiological conditions.

by Rahman Q, Beg MU, Viswanathan PN

The dissolution of silica from amosite dust in human serum and in Ringer buffer at 37 degrees C was found to be significantly higher than that from quartz. The significance of this finding in relation to their fibrogenic effects has been discussed.