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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.

A 30-year mortality and respiratory morbidity study of refractory ceramic fiber workers

Inhalation Toxicology 2017 August [Link] LeMasters G, Lockey JE, Hilbert TJ, Levin LS, Burkle JW, Shipley R, Perme C, Meyer CA, Rice CH Abstract AIM: Report mortality (n = 1119), cancer incidence (n = 1207) and radiographic (n = 1451) findings from a 30-year investigation of current and former refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) workers. METHODS: Cause of death, health and work […]

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Epidemiology of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: A population-based study

Cancer Epidemiology 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Salo SAS, Ilonen I, Laaksonen S, Myllärniemi M, Salo JA, Rantanen T Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a rare cancer of the mesothelial cells in the peritoneum with poor prognosis. Earlier reports from other countries indicate an incidence of 0.2-3 new cases per million […]

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The effects of improving the mesothelioma surveillance network on sensitivity, timeliness in reporting and asbestos exposure assessment.

La Medicina del lavoro 2017 October [Link] Mangone L, Di Felice E, Storchi C, Romanelli A, Broccoli S, Vicentini M, Giorgi Rossi P Abstract BACKGROUND: In Italy, Mesothelioma Registries (MRs) have been established by law for the epidemiological surveillance of occupational cancers. MRs collect information about asbestos exposure of incident cases, through interviews. In the […]

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Estimating past inhalation exposure to asbestos: A tool for risk attribution and disease screening

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2017 October 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cherrie JW, McElvenny D, Blyth KG Abstract INTRODUCTION: Late presentation is common in mesothelioma. Reliable assessment of past exposure to asbestos is a necessary first step for risk attribution and for the development of a future screening programme. Such a […]

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Advances in systemic therapy for malignant mesothelioma: future perspectives

Future Oncology 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sobhani N, Corona SP, Bonazza D, Ianza A, Pivetta T, Roviello G, Cortale M, Guglielmi A, Zanconati F, Generali D Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer affecting the mesothelium. This mainly occupational disease is becoming more common in those countries where […]

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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

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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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