特集号「アスベストおよびそれを取り巻く問題」 : 緒言 Special issue "Asbestos and its related problem" : Preface
The Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, The Mineralogical Society of Japan and Ehime University held the open symposium on asbestos problem at Ehime University in September, 2005. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is chemically inert with heat resistant properties and has been used in over 3000 products for fire proofing, thermal, electrical and sound insulation, plasters, roof and flooring materials, gasket and friction products. However, the inhalation of asbestos fibers causes various serious illnesses of the lungs. Most uses of asbestos are prohibited in many countries. We would like to widely introduce the asbestos and its related problem and contribute the answer of this problem in some way.
岩石鉱物科学 35(1), 1-2, 2006-01-20