Superfund Research Program
Remediation of Asbestos Particles
- Project Summary
News Items List
Siderophores Reduce Asbestos Toxicity in Soil
Research Brief - October 2018
Researchers have discovered that natural compounds released from bacteria and fungi in soil, known as siderophores, can decrease the toxicity of asbestos fibers. According to the authors, their results support the feasibility of asbestos bioremediation, or using organisms such as bacteria to degrade contaminants at waste sites.