Agent Name

Anthophyllite

CAS Number

17068-78-9

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

16F; Anthophyllite asbestos; Anthophyllite UICC; Anthophyllite [Asbestos]; [ChemIDplus] Azbolen asbestos; [IARC] UN2590

Category

Fibrogenic Dusts

Description

Gray, white, brown-gray, or green solid; [IARC] White or gray fibrous solid; [SPI MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Fibrous mineral generically designated as asbestos; Formerly used for a wide variety of industrial commercial applications; [IARC]

Comments

Anthrophyllite is in the amphibole asbestos group. [Harber, p. 296] Overexposure may cause pulmonary diseases or cancer; [SPI MSDS] See "Asbestos."

Restricted

"It was mined and used in Finland up to 1970." [Harber, p. 296]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "White asbestos."

Adverse Effects
Chronic Bronchitis

Yes

Fibrogenic

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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