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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.

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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Developing Asbestos Job Exposure Matrix Using Occupation and Industry Specific Exposure Data (1984-2008) in Republic of Korea

Safety and Health at Work 2017 March [Epub September 29] [Link] Choi S1, Kang D2, Park D3, Lee H2, Choi B Abstract BACKGROUND: The goal of this study is to develop a general population job-exposure matrix (GPJEM) on asbestos to estimate occupational asbestos exposure levels in the Republic of Korea. METHODS: Three Korean domestic quantitative […]

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3-(2-deoxy-β-D-erythro-pentafuranosyl)pyrimido[1,2-α]purin-10(3H)-one deoxyguanosine adducts of workers exposed to asbestos fibers

Toxicology Letters 2017 February 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Bonassi S, Cellai F, Munnia A, Ugolini D, Cristaudo A, Neri M, Milić M, Bonotti A, Giese RW, Peluso ME Abstract Asbestos is the commercial name for a group of silicate minerals naturally occurring in the environment and widely used in the industry. Asbestos exposure […]

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Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) enables survival of human malignant pleural mesothelioma cells in hypoxia

Cell Death & Disease 2017 February [Link Zonca S, Pinton G, Wang Z, Soluri MF, Tavian D, Griffin M, Sblattero D, Moro L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor linked to environmental/occupational exposure to asbestos, characterized by the presence of significant areas of hypoxia. In this study, we firstly explored the expression […]

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Geographic and socioeconomic factors in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in New South Wales and their impact upon clinical outcomes

Respirology 2017 January 31 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Linton A, Soeberg M, Broome R, Kao S, van Zandwijk N Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Whilst the impact of clinicopathological factors on the prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is well understood, socioeconomic and geographic factors have received less attention. We analysed the relationship between geographic […]

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