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Environmental Health & Safety General Asbestos Awareness: Online Training

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Types of Asbestos

  • Amphibole type: straight or needle-like fibers
    • Asbestiform actinolite
    • Amosite or “brown asbestos”
    • Asbestiform anthophyllite
    • Crocidolite or “blue asbestos”
    • Asbestiform tremolite
  • Serpentine type: curvy fibers
    • Chrysotile or “white asbestos”

These may be found either singly or in combinations.
For more information about asbestos, contact EH&S Industrial Hygiene Staff at
509-335-3041 or ehs@wsu.edu.

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