A recent study found that the way asbestos fibers are made has a direct effect on how toxic they are, which in turn could lead to a higher risk of mesothelioma.
The Asbestos Fiber Preparation Methods Affect Fiber Toxicity study found that dry-ground asbestos had a higher toxicity than asbestos that was ground in water. Read the rest of the article here.
Mesothelioma is a severe cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The lining of the lungs and chest wall are the most common areas affected, but the stomach, heart, and testes may also be affected.
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