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
    3. P. Leophonte, A. Didier
      Pages 203-209
    4. G. Chiappino, G. Rivolta, A. Todaro, E. Trillo, A. Forni
      Pages 211-216
    5. G. K. Sluis-Cremer, P. A. Hessel
      Pages 227-234
  4. Health Related Effects after Non Occupational Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. J. C. Pairon, M. C. Jaurand, A. Gaudichet, P. Brochard, J. Bignon
      Pages 249-263
    3. P.-L. Kalliomäki, O. Taikina-aho, P. Pääkkö, S. J. Sivonen, K. Kalliomäki
      Pages 265-271
    4. L. Paoletti, M. Falchi, D. Batisti, M. P. Carrieri, M. G. Petrelli, C. Ciallella et al.
      Pages 273-277
  5. Fibrogenesis – Carcinogenesis Animal and Cell Responses to Phyllosilicates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. F. Pott, B. Bellmann, H. Muhle, K. Rödelsperger, R. M. Rippe, M. Roller et al.
      Pages 319-329
    3. M. Holopainen, V. Vallyathan, M. Hedenborg, M. Klockars
      Pages 349-360
    4. A. Ghio, T. Kennedy, M. Baser, W. R. Rawlings, N. V. Rao, J. R. Hoidal
      Pages 361-368
    5. S. Endo-Capron, J. Fleury-Feith, M. Nebut, R. De Neef, M. C. Jaurand
      Pages 369-375
    6. Qamar Rahman, M. F. Khan, S. V. Singh
      Pages 377-386
    7. R. Bégin, S. Massé, P. Sébastien
      Pages 395-403
    8. A. Wastiaux, H. Daniel
      Pages 405-414
  6. Implications in Industrial Hygiene and in Public Health

  7. Conclusions

    1. J. C. McDonald
      Pages 449-449
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 451-451

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

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