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Encyclopedia > Amosite

Amosite is a commonly commercially-used synonym of grunerite first used by Hall. It may also be ferro-anthophyllite. The amosite referred to by Peacock is fibrous actinolite or cummingtonite.


See also: List of minerals






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Amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile and crocidolite induced transformation of Syrian hamster embryo cells, chrysotile and crocidolite transformed BALB/c3T3 mouse cells, and chrysotile transformed rat mesothelial cells.
In cultured rodent cells, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile and crocidolite induced chromosomal aberrations, and amosite, chrysotile and crocidolite induced sister chromatid exchanges; chrysotile and crocidolite induced aneuploidy and micronuclei.
Amosite, chrysotile and crocidolite were inactive or weakly active in inducing mutation in rodent cells in vitro; none were mutagenic to bacteria [ref: 125].
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