Health Related Effects of Phyllosilicates

  • Jean Bignon

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Physico-Chemistry of Non Fibrous Phyllosilicates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert O. Felius
      Pages 3-14
    3. G. M. Clarke
      Pages 31-45
    4. H. Pezerat
      Pages 47-58
    5. A. M. Langer, R. P. Nolan, F. D. Pooley
      Pages 59-74
    6. K. Rödelsperger, B. Brückel, R. Patrzich, F. Pott, H.-J. Woitowitz
      Pages 75-83
    7. U. M. Schenk, P. Golob, H. Kolmer
      Pages 85-96
    8. E. Moulin, P. De Vuyst, J. C. Yernault
      Pages 117-121
    9. Jocelyne Ferret, Philippe Moreau
      Pages 147-158
  3. Clinical and Epidemiological Evidence of Health Effects after Occupational Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. W. K. C. Morgan, A. Donner, I. T. H. Higgins, M. G. Pearson, W. Rawlings Jr.
      Pages 191-201

About these proceedings


Considerable progress in understanding how inhaled minerals cause disease in man has been made in the past two decades. This is mostly due to the great amount of human, animal and cell multidisciplinary studies carried out on silica, asbestos and asbestiforms all around the world. Two previous NATO Workshops on "In Vitro Effects of Mineral Dusts on Cells", have been published in the NATO ASI Series (1985 and 1989). The present NATO-INSERM workshop has focused specifically on a group of silicates, named phyllosilicates because of their sheet structure, of which health related effects have been poorly and sporadically investigated. These silicates are presently largely used as filling materials (kaolin, talc, chlorite), insulating materials (vermiculite, micas), adsorbants (sepiolite, attapulgite) and in many other industrial applications. The estimated annual world production is presently 5.5 million tons of talc (1.8 million for Europe) and only in the United Kingdom about 3.5 million tons of kaolin.


Asbest Gesundheit Krebs Phyllosilikate Toxikologie mineralogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Bignon
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM Unité 139CHU Henri MondorCreteil CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75126-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75124-0
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