Asbestos

CAS RN:1332-21-4

Environmental Fate

TERRESTRIAL FATE: Movement of asbestos fibers only occur during runoff or erosion. Asbestos fibers will not volatilize or degrade although they may be resuspended to the air by vehicular traffic over unpaved soil surfaces containing asbestos or through mining and milling operations.
AQUATIC FATE: The importance of the transport of asbestos from the surface of aquatic environments by wind-activated aerosol formation is presently indeterminate. Asbestos will not volatilize or degrade in water.
ATMOSPHERIC FATE: Asbestos released to the air will eventually settle out by gravitational settling and dry deposition.
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