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Table 1 Analysis of asbestos-cement and chrysotile samples using light microscopy (magnification: 2000×) Data represent the mean of 33 counting.

From: ROS-mediated genotoxicity of asbestos-cement in mammalian lung cells in vitro

Sample WHO-fibres F/ml × 10 6 % of fibres/sample Distribution of fibres according to the length (%)
    < 5–10 μm 10–12 μm 20–30 μm
Asbestos cement 144 12.8 50.3 31.2 18.5
Chrysotile 697 100 49.7 30.7 19.5