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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.

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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The role of fiber type and cumulative exposure in controlling mesothelioma risk.

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2018 October 28 [Link] Langer AM, Nolan RP Abstract The acceptance of primary tumors arising on the serosal surface of body cavities and its association with asbestos exposure was established in 1960. Epidemiological studies followed in an effort to determine if all asbestos fiber types produced the same malignancy and with […]

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A Subset of Mesotheliomas With Improved Survival Occurring in Carriers of BAP1 and Other Germline Mutations.

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018 October 30 [Link] Pastorino S, Yoshikawa Y, Pass HI, Emi M, Nasu M, Pagano I, Takinishi Y, Yamamoto R, Minaai M, Hashimoto-Tamaoki T, Ohmuraya M, Goto K, Goparaju C, Sarin KY, Tanji M, Bononi A, Napolitano A, Gaudino G, Hesdorffer M, Yang Abstract PURPOSE: We hypothesized that four criteria could […]

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Prediagnostic detection of mesothelioma by circulating calretinin and mesothelin – a case-control comparison nested into a prospective cohort of asbestos-exposed workers.

Scientific Reports 2018 September 25 [Link] Johnen G1, Burek K, Raiko I, Wichert K, Pesch B, Weber DG, Lehnert M, Casjens S, Hagemeyer O, Taeger D, Brüning T; MoMar Study Group. Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is strongly associated with a previous asbestos exposure. To improve timely detection of MM in asbestos workers, better screening tools […]

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Mortality in a cohort of asbestos-exposed workers undergoing health surveillance.

La Medicina del Lavoro 2018 February 6 [Link] Barbiero F, Zanin T, Pisa FE, Casetta A, Rosolen V, Giangreco M, Negro C, Bovenzi M, Barbone F Abstract BACKGROUND: The coastal area of Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region, north-eastern Italy, was characterized by work activities in which asbestos was used until the early 1990s, particularly in […]

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