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Tabulation of Asbestos Related-Terminology
The definition of asbestos often varies depending on the source or publication in which it is used. This report summarizes asbestos-related definitions taken from a variety of academic, industrial, and regulatory sources. This summary is by no means complete but includes the majority of significant definitions currently applied in the discipline.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Report
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-484
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
www.usgs.gov/

Author: Heather Lowers
United States Geological Survey

Author: Greg Meeker
United States Geological Survey