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Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 石棉
Synonyms: 石绒;纤蛇纹石
fr-CA French (Canada) Amiante
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Asbest
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Asbestos
it-IT Italian (Italy) Amianto
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Asbestos
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Асбест
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) asbest
fr-BE French (Belgium) Amiante