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Articles dealing with the factors influencing the development of mesothelioma; occupational asbestos exposure is among the most common, but also genetic predisposition, smoking, and other contributing factors.

Ambient Asbestos Fiber Concentrations and Long-Term Trends in Pleural Mesothelioma Incidence between Urban and Rural Areas in the United States (1973-2012)

Risk Analysis 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Glynn ME, Keeton KA, Gaffney SH, Sahmel J Abstract Over the past 40 years, measured ambient asbestos concentrations in the United States have been higher in urban versus rural areas. The purpose of this study was to determine whether variations in ambient asbestos concentrations have influenced […]

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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

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Exposure to nano-size titanium dioxide causes oxidative damages in human mesothelial cells: The crystal form rather than size of particle contributes to cytotoxicity.

Biochemical and biophysical Research Communications 2017 August [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Hattori K, Nakadate K, Morii A, Noguchi T, Ogasawara Y, Ishii K Abstract Exposure to nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes has been shown to cause pleural mesothelioma similar to that caused by asbestos, and has become an environmental health issue. Not only is […]

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Lung cancer in a patient with predominantly short tremolite fibers in his lung

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2017 July [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kohyama N, Fujiki M, Kishimoto T, Morinaga K Abstract The carcinogenicity of short tremolite fibers in human has not been cleared and has been argued hitherto. A lung cancer patient had worked at a gabbro quarry. Particles isolated from the excised lung parenchyma […]

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The asbestos fibre burden in human lungs: new insights into the chrysotile debate

European Respiratory Journal 2017 [Link] Feder IS, Tischoff I, Theile A, Schmitz I, Merget R, Tannapfel A Abstract The traceability of asbestos fibres in human lungs is a matter of discussion especially for chrysotile. This issue is of high significance for differential diagnosis, risk assessment and occupational compensation. At present no intra-individual longitudinal information is […]

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Mesothelioma continues to increase even 40 years after exposure – Evidence from long-term epidemiological observation

Lung Cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2017 June [Epub 2017 March 27] [Link] Świątkowska B, Szeszenia-Dąbrowska N Abstract BACKGROUND: Because asbestos dust is considered one of the most dangerous types of dust for people’s health, issues related to the effects of asbestos exposure still remain questions about the role of cessation of exposure. OBJECTIVES: The aim of […]

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Dose-time-response association between occupational asbestos exposure and pleural mesothelioma

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 May [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Lacourt A, Lévêque E, Guichard E, Gilg Soit Ilg A, Sylvestre MP, Leffondré K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Early occupational exposure to asbestos has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of pleural mesothelioma (PM), which suggests that the timing of exposure might play […]

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Pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas in the Friuli Venezia Giulia register: data analysis from 1995 to 2015 in Northeastern Italy

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2017 April [Link] D’Agostin F, De Michieli P, Chermaz C, Negro C Abstract BACKGROUND: The Friuli Venezia Giulia Mesothelioma Register contains a case-list of 1,109 mesotheliomas (1,034 pleural, 75 peritoneal) during 1995-2015. Exposure data are available for almost all cases. The aim was to assess mesothelioma incidence in the Region, an […]

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Pleural mesothelioma in doll manufacture: possible asbestos exposure.

La Medicinia del lavoro 2017 April [Link] Barbieri PG, Somigliana AB, Lombardi S, Festa R, Girelli R, Sarnico M Abstract BACKGROUND: The occurrence of malignant mesothelioma is almost always causally associated to asbestos exposure but, considering women occurrences, this association is often difficult to demonstrate and consequently the asbestos exposure is defined as ‘unknown’. OBJECTIVES: […]

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Epidemiology of Environmental Exposure and Malignant Mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2017 April [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Bian L, van Gerwen M, Bonassi S, Taioli E; IASLC Mesothelioma Taskforce Abstract While the association between exposure to asbestos and malignant mesothelioma (MM), particularly malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has been well established, the health impact of environmental exposure (EE) to asbestos is less […]

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