The long and the short of it

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Published: Friday, 01 February 2008

Flawed arguments dog asbestos identification: It’s an issue that continues to hound the industrial minerals market; talc and vermiculite have suffered in recent years. Fifteen years after OSHA ruled that common cleavage fragments ought not to be treated as asbestos, confusion and misinformation persists. John Kelse sets out the facts for nonasbestiform amphiboles, reviews recent cases, and warns against unreasoned decision-making