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how to differentiate between asbestos particles and heamosiderin since both golden yellow and stain dark by purssian blue??
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asbestos particles are dumble shaped and long ..... and heamosiderin will appear as generalised blue dots ........ see their pictures in goljan and you will never forget , these Qs typically show you a picture or tell you the classical word dumbell shape + H/O of shipping or plumbing ..... these hint give you the ans .......
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asbestos particles are dumble shaped and long ..... and heamosiderin will appear as generalised blue dots ........ see their pictures in goljan and you will never forget , these Qs typically show you a picture or tell you the classical word dumbell shape + H/O of shipping or plumbing ..... these hint give you the ans .......
thanks , I did not go through GOljan so I dont know this
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