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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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-298 478 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
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.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Science, v204 p195-198, 13 Apr 79.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Ingested Mineral Fibers: Elimination in Human Urine.
PUB Date Free Form 25 Apr 78
Category Codes 6T; 6P; 57Y; 57S
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/03
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323765671
Origin NTIS
Type CAT