noun. a white or pale green mineral (calcium magnesium silicate) of the amphibole group used as a form of asbestos.
Example sentences of the word tremolite
Finer sand is more likely to contain tremolite asbestos, so if you're concerned, go for coarser play sand.
2. Verb, base form
If your child is exposed to tremolite asbestos, it increases her lifetime risk of lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma and serious respiratory dysfunctions, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
3. Noun, singular or mass
Actinolite is dark green; tremolite is white to gray.
Anthophyllite, actinolite and tremolite have typically been used less than other types of asbestos, but they frequently occur as contaminants in talc and vermiculite, which are also naturally occurring minerals.