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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.

Asbestos fiber identification in liver from cholangiocarcinoma patients living in an asbestos polluted area: a preliminary study.

Tumori 2019 March 27 [Link] Grosso F, Croce A, Libener R, Mariani N, Pastormerlo M, Maconi A, Rinaudo C Abstract PURPOSE:: To assess whether asbestos fibers may be observed in liver tissue of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CC) with environmental or working asbestos exposure. METHODS:: Detection of fibers was performed directly on histologic sections of liver […]

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In Commemoration of the 2018 Mataro Nagayo Prize – A road to early diagnosis and monitoring of asbestos-related mesothelioma.

Cancer Science 2019 March 19 [Link] Hino O, Abe M, Han B, Yan Y Abstract Primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma is a typical occupational disease. The latency of mesothelioma is as long as 20-40 years, and the cancer initially progresses mainly along the surfaces of pleura or peritoneum without forming masses. Since the […]

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The toxicology of chrysotile-containing brake debris: implications for mesothelioma.

Critical Reviews in Toxicology 2019 March 15 [Link] Poland CA, Duffin R Abstract The global use of “asbestos” in various commercial products has led to a wide range and pervasive legacy of disease. One such use of chrysotile asbestos was brake pads and was utilized commonly in automobiles and heavy vehicles. The result of incorporation […]

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Environmental asbestos exposure in childhood and risk of mesothelioma later in life: a long-term follow-up register-based cohort study.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 February 25 [Link] Dalsgaard SB, Würtz ET, Hansen J, Røe OD, Omland Ø Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in former pupils who attended primary school near an asbestos cement plant. METHODS: A cohort of 12 111 former pupils, born 1940-1970, was established from individual historical records […]

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Impact of asbestos on public health: a retrospective study on a series of subjects with occupational and non-occupational exposure to asbestos during the activity of Fibronit plant (Broni, Italy).

Journal of Public Health Research 2018 December 20 [Link] Visonà SD, Villani S, Manzoni F, Chen Y, Ardissino G, Russo F, Moretti M, Javan GT, Osculati A Abstract The goal of this study is to understand more about the role of asbestos in causing human diseases, first of all mesothelioma, by investigating a large series […]

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MicroRNAs for the Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Literature Review.

Frontiers in Oncology 2018 December 21 [Link] Lo Russo G, Tessari A, Capece M, Galli G, de Braud F, Garassino MC, Palmieri D Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor with a variable incidence among different countries. Occupational asbestos exposure is the most important etiological factor and a very long latency […]

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Population-Based Cohort Study on Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure in Japan.

Cancer Science 2019 January 7 [Link] Zha L, Kitamura Y, Kitamura T, Liu R, Shima M, Kurumatani N, Nakaya T, Goji J, Sobue T Abstract Occupational asbestos exposure occurs in many workplaces and is a well-known cause of mesothelioma and lung cancer. However, the association between non-occupational asbestos exposure and those diseases is not clearly […]

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Association between mesothelioma and non-occupational asbestos exposure: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Environmental Health 2018 December 19 [Link] Xu R, Barg FK, Emmett EA, Wiebe DJ, Hwang WT Abstract BACKGROUND: The risk of mesothelioma has been shown to be associated with exposure to asbestos fibers. Most of the existing literature focuses on occupational exposure; however, non-occupational asbestos exposure has also been identified as an important risk factor. […]

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Biodistribution and Tumor Uptake of 67Ga-Nimotuzumab in a Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Xenograft.

Molecules 2018 November 29 [Link] Izquierdo-Sánchez V, Muñiz-Hernández S, Vázquez-Becerra H, Pacheco-Yepez J, Romero-Piña ME, Arrieta O, Medina LA Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is the most common tumor of the pulmonary pleura. It is a rare and aggressive malignancy, generally associated with continuous occupational exposure to asbestos. Only a multimodal-approach to treatment, based on […]

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Mortality among Atomic Veterans.

International Journal of Radiation Biology 2018 December 4 [Link] Till JE, Beck HL, Boice JD, Mohler HJ, Mumma MT, Aanenson JW, Grogan HA Abstract BACKGROUND: During the Cold War the United States (U.S.) conducted 230 above-ground atmospheric nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1962 at the Nevada Test Site and the Pacific Proving Grounds. These […]

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