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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.

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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Turning back the Wheel: Inducing Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition via Wilms Tumor 1 Knockdown in Human Mesothelioma Cell Lines to Influence Proliferation, Invasiveness, and Chemotaxis

Pathology Oncology Research 2017 January 4 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Plönes T, Fischer M, Höhne K, Sato H, Müller-Quernheim J, Zissel G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive tumor that arises from the surface of the pleura and is associated with a history of asbestos exposure. The tumor is characterized by […]

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Asbestos fibres detected by scanning electron microscopy in the gallbladder of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)

Journal of Microscopy 2017 January 9 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Grosso F, Croce A, Trincheri NF, Mariani N, Libener R, Degiovanni D, Rinaudo C Abstract Gallbladders from patients affected by both malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and important gallbladder disorders were analyzed to verify the presence of asbestos fibres. Histological thin sections were analyzed by […]

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Anthophyllite asbestos: state of the science review

Journal of applied Toxicology 2017 January [Epub 2016 July 11] [Link] Gaffney SH, Grespin M, Garnick L, Drechsel DA, Hazan R, Paustenbach DJ, Simmons BD Abstract Anthophyllite is an amphibole form of asbestos historically used in only a limited number of products. No published resource currently exists that offers a complete overview of anthophyllite toxicity […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: an update on investigation, diagnosis and treatment

European Respiratory Review 2016 December [Link] Bibby AC, Tsim S, Kanellakis N, Ball H, Talbot DC, Blyth KG, Maskell NA, Psallidas Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive malignancy of the pleural surface, predominantly caused by prior asbestos exposure. There is a global epidemic of malignant pleural mesothelioma underway, and incidence rates are predicted to […]

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Fluoro-edenite induces fibulin-3 overexpression in non-malignant human mesothelial cells

Oncology Letters 2016 November [Epub 2016 August 26] [Link] Rapisarda V, Salemi R, Marconi A, Loreto C, Graziano AC, Cardile V, Basile MS, Candido S, Falzone L, Spandidos DA, Fenga C, Libra M Abstract Exposure to asbestos is associated with the development of mesothelioma. In addition to asbestos, other fibers have been identified as risk […]

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Occupation and mesothelioma in Sweden: updated incidence in men and women in the 27 years after the asbestos ban

Epidemiology and Health 2016 September [Link] Plato N, Martinsen JI, Sparén P, Hillerdal G, Weiderpass E Abstract OBJECTIVES: We updated the Swedish component of the Nordic Occupational Cancer (NOCCA) Study through 2009 in order to investigate the incidence of mesothelioma of the peritoneum and pleura in both genders, and explored occupational exposures that may be […]

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Residual fibre lung burden among patients with pleural mesothelioma who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 November 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Merler E, Somigliana A, Girardi P, Barbieri PG Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the lungs asbestos fibres concentration in participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have been occupationally exposed. METHODS: The lung samples were obtained from pleuropneumonectomies or autopsies of 271 male MPMs. […]

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