mineral fibers

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Fibers that originate from nonliving matter. The best known is asbestos. Artificial mineral fibers are made from glass, plastics, etc. Mineral fibers, unlike some natural ones, are not allergenic, but some, especially asbestos, have other harmful biological effects.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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