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Main Title Ingested Mineral Fibers: Elimination in Human Urine.
Author Cook, Philip M. ; Olson, Gayle F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/J-79/015;
Stock Number PB-298 478
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Sediments ; Fibers ; Amphiboles ; Urine ; Mineral wool ; Humans ; Silicate minerals ; Potable water ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Contamination ; Electron microscopy ; Elimination ; Gastrointestinal system ; Potable water ; Urinalysis ; Drinking water ; Reprints
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NTIS  PB-298 478 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
Sediment in human urine examined by transmission electron microscopy contains amphibole fibers which originate from the ingestion of drinking water contaminated with these mineral fibers. The ingestion of filtered water results in the eventual disappearance of amphibole fibers from urine. These observations provide the first direct evidence for the passage of mineral fibers through the human gastrointestinal mucosa under normal conditions of the alimentary canal.