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Table 1 Size distribution of one crocidolite sample according to log(number of particles/mg) (from [[58]])

From: Quantification of short and long asbestos fibers to assess asbestos exposure: a review of fiber size toxicity

Diameter (μm) Length (μm)
  >0.01-1 >1-4 >4-8 >8-64 >64
>8.0 - - - - -
>4.0-8.0 - - - - -
>2.5-4.0 - - - - -
>1.5-2.5 - - - - -
>0.5-1.5 3.53 4.53 4.37 4.30 -
>0.25-0.5 4.22 4.53 4.70 4.22  
>0.10-0.25 5.55 5.57 4.73 4.00  
>0.05-0.10 5.71 4.96 - 4.00  
>0.01-0.05 4.57 3.83 - - -
  1. This table shows that a sample of fibers with a geometric (or arithmetic) mean length lower than 5 μm contains fractions of fibers with greater lengths.