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Examination of Fibres in Beer


THE hazards to health associated with asbestos have recently been the subject of much research and discussion1. One reason for this concern is because the use of asbestos has now become so widespread that a large number of people are likely to be exposed to one or more varieties of this mineral. The detection of asbestos fibres is not easy, especially when they form only a small part of the sample requiring examination.

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BILES, B., EMERSON, T. Examination of Fibres in Beer. Nature 219, 93–94 (1968).

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