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In this publication results are presented for fifteen body talc samples from various European countries which have been analyzed by different techniques. The structure (using X-ray diffraction and light microscopy) and the chemical composition (by X-ray fluorescence and elemental analysis) have been determined. Quantitative determination of clinochlore, quartz; the metals lead, nickel, chromium, zinc, copper, manganese, titanium; and organic carbon, inorganic carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen have been carried out. The limit of detection by X-ray diffraction of the fibrous asbestos mineral tremolite (hazardous to health) has also determined.

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Authors: BO F, JRC Ispra (IT);TOUSSAINT C J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16089 EN (1994) 11pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199510259 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en