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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.

Mesothelioma: Scientific clues for prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.

CA 2019 July 8 [Link] Carbone M, Adusumilli PS, Alexander HR Jr, Baas P, Bardelli F, Bononi A, Bueno R, Felley-Bosco E, Galateau-Salle F, Jablons D, Mansfield AS10, Minaai M, de Perrot M, Pesavento P, Rusch V, Severson DT, Taioli E, Tsao A, Woodard G, Yang< H, Zauderer MG, Pass HI/strong> Abstract Mesothelioma affects mostly […]

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Analyzing biological and molecular characteristics and genomic damage induced by exposure to asbestos.

Cancer Management and Research 2019 May 30 [Link] Ospina D, Villegas VE, Rodríguez-Leguizamón G, Rondón-Lagos M Abstract Asbestos is one of the most important occupational carcinogens. Currently, about 125 million people worldwide are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. According to global estimates, at least 107,000 people die each year from lung cancer, mesothelioma, and […]

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An asbestos contaminated town in the vicinity of an asbestos-cement facility: The case study of Sibaté, Colombia.

Environmental Research 2019 May 6 [Link] Ramos-Bonilla JP, Cely-García MF, Giraldo M, Comba P, Terracini B, Pasetto R, Marsili D, Ascoli V, Lysaniuk B, Rodríguez MC, Mazzeo A, Panqueva RDPL, Baldión M, Cañón D, García-Herreros LG, Pinzón B, Hernández LJ, Silva YA Abstract INTRODUCTION: The asbestos industry began operations in Colombia in 1942, with an […]

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Validation of an Asbestos Job-Exposure Matrix (AsbJEM) in Australia: Exposure-Response Relationships for Malignant Mesothelioma.

Annals of Work Exposures and Health 2019 May 23 [Link] Kamiya H, Peters S, Sodhi-Berry N, Reid A, Gordon L, de Klerk N, Brims F, Musk AW, Franklin P Abstract OBJECTIVES: An asbestos job-exposure matrix (AsbJEM) has been developed to systematically and cost-effectively evaluate occupational exposures in population-based studies. The primary aim of this study […]

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Quantitative relationships of exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma mortality.

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2019 June [Link] Loomis D, Richardson DB, Elliott L Abstract BACKGROUND: While asbestos has long been known to cause mesothelioma, quantitative exposure-response data on the relation of mesothelioma risk and exposure to chrysotile asbestos are sparse. METHODS: Quantitative relationships of mortality from mesothelioma and pleural cancer were investigated in an […]

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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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