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Category Archives: Occupational Asbestos Exposure

A wide variety of companies and industries used, and even continue to use, asbestos. While asbestos has never respected job titles, working in certain occupations and industries may increase your likelihood (and that of your family via contaminated clothing) of having been exposed to asbestos.

Malignant mesothelioma in construction workers: the Apulia regional mesothelioma register, Southern Italy.

BMC Research Notes 2019 September 30 [Link] Vimercati L, Cavone D, Caputi A, Delfino MC, De Maria L, Ferri GM, Serio G Abstract OBJECTIVE: Asbestos was widely used in construction in both a friable and a compact form until the 1990s, before its use was banned. Today, many of these materials are still in situ […]

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Malignant Mesothelioma: Has Anything Changed?

Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019 June [Link] Kim RY1, Sterman DH2, Haas AR3 Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure and portends a dismal prognosis. Its worldwide incidence has been increasing, and treatment options are currently suboptimal and noncurative. However, since the turn of the century, several […]

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Multi-antigen Vaccination With Simultaneous Engagement of the OX40 Receptor Delays Malignant Mesothelioma Growth and Increases Survival in Animal Models.

Frontiers in Oncology 2019 August 2 [Link] Hoffmann PR, Hoffmann FW, Premeaux TA, Fujita T, Soprana E, Panigada M, Chew GM, Richard G, Hindocha P, Menor M, Khadka VS, Deng Y, Moise L, Ndhlovu LC, Siccardi A, Weinberg AD, De Groot AS, Bertino P Abstract Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) is a rare and highly aggressive cancer […]

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Meningeal metastasis of a malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: A case report and literature review.

Cancer Biology and Therapy 2019 August 14 [Link] Jiang Y, Mei Z, Cao H, Li S, Xu H, Qiu H, Liu Y Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a very rare tumor originating from the peritoneal serous mesothelium. Meningeal metastasis of malignant peritoneal is even more rare. Here, we reported a case of a 60-year-old female […]

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Cumulative asbestos exposure and mortality from asbestos related diseases in a pooled analysis of 21 asbestos cement cohorts in Italy.

Environmental Health 2019 August 7 [Link] Luberto F, Ferrante D, Silvestri S, Angelini A, Cuccaro F, Nannavecchia AM, Oddone E, Vicentini M, Barone-Adesi F, Cena T, Mirabelli D, Mangone L, Roncaglia F, Sala O, Menegozzo S, Pirastu R, Azzolina D, Tunesi S, Chellini E, Miligi L, Perticaroli P, Pettinari A, Bressan V, Merler E, Girardi […]

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Chrysotile fibers in tissue adjacent to laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in cases with a history of occupational asbestos exposure.

Modern Pathology 2019 August 5 [Link] Wronkiewicz SK, Roggli VL, Hinrichs BH, Kendler A, Butler RA, Christensen BC, Marsit CJ, Nelson HH, McClean MD, Kelsey KT, Langevin SM Abstract Asbestos describes a group of naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral compounds that have been associated with a number of respiratory maladies, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. […]

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An updated evaluation of potential health hazards associated with exposures to asbestos-containing drywall accessory products.

Critical Reviews in Toxicology 2019 August 5 [Link] Jacobs NFB, Towle KM, Finley BL, Gaffney SH Abstract Following a previously published (2012) evaluation of the potential health hazards related to the use of asbestos-containing drywall accessory products, additional information regarding asbestos exposures during the use of accessory products, as well as studies of chrysotile asbestos […]

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Occupational exposures to cosmetic talc and risk of mesothelioma: an updated pooled cohort and statistical power analysis with consideration of latency period.

Inhalation Toxicology 2019 August 5 [Link] Marsh GM, Ierardi AM, Benson SM, Finley BL Abstract Objectives: We previously published a pooled statistical power analysis of mesothelioma incidence in the Italian, Norwegian, Austrian, and French cosmetic talc miner and miller cohorts. Soon thereafter, updates to the Italian and Norwegian cohorts were published, providing an additional 14,322 person-years […]

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Heterologous sarcomatoid pleural mesothelioma with osteosarcomatous differentiation: a report of autopsy case that accomplished trimodality therapy and review of the literature.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Therapy 2019 August 1 [Link] Itano H, Takeda T, Yamada T, Koide M, Kobayashi T Abstract Heterologous mesothelioma is a very rare subtype of sarcomatoid mesothelioma characterized by the presence of malignant heterologous elements. A 69-year-old man with a strong history of asbestos exposure presented with a 5-cm mass in his […]

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Environmental and Occupational Exposure to Asbestos as a Result of Consumption and Use in Poland.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019 July 22 [Link] Krówczyńska M, Wilk E Abstract Asbestos is harmful to human health; exposure to asbestos causes a wide range of asbestos-related diseases. AIM: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is unique to occupational and environmental asbestos exposure. METHODS: Environmental asbestos exposure was examined in relation to asbestos […]

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