Table 4

Percentage of erionite fibres in BALF of Tuzköy villagers and of tremolite fibres in BALF of Turks by environmental exposure to different dimensions of asbestos fibres

Diameter
⩽0.25 μm>0.25–0.5 μm>0.5–1 μm>1 μmTotal
Erionite (n=216):
 Length (μm):
  <418.113.03.20.034.3
  4–<810.210.67.91.430.1
  8–<165.68.39.31.925.0
  ⩾161.93.74.20.910.6
 Total35.635.624.54.2
Tremolite (n=1034)16:
 Length (μm):
  <435.315.72.70.053.8
  4–<812.312.95.91.132.1
  8–<162.13.33.51.510.4
  ⩾160.71.20.91.03.7
 Total50.433.013.13.5