International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 April 12 [Link] Vimercati L, Cavone D, Delfino MC, Caputi A, De Maria L, Sponselli S, Corrado V, Ferri GM, Serio G Abstract The study describes a cluster of 71 malignant mesothelioma cases among Bari residents without asbestos exposure other than residential exposure. This small cohort,…

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Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health 2020 April 7 [Link] Marinaccio A, Consonni D, Mensi C, Mirabelli D, Migliore E, Magnani C, Di Marzio D, Gennaro V, Mazzoleni G, Girardi P, Negro C, Romanelli A, Chellini E, Grappasonni I, Madeo G, Romeo E, Ascoli V, Carrozza F, Angelillo IF, Cavone D, Tumino R, Melis…

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Annals of Work Exposure and Health 2020 February 17 [Link] Barbieri PG, Somigliana A, Chen Y, Consonni D, Vignola R, Finotto L Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) due to environmental and familial (domestic) asbestos exposure is well recognized. However, information on cumulative asbestos dose in subjects affected by MPM is limited. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate…

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Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 November 8 [Link] Larson TC, Williamson L, Antao VC Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate mortality patterns among participants in a community-based screening program for asbestos-related disease. METHODS: We calculated standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and stratified results by exposure group (three occupational exposure groups, household contacts and residents without occupational…

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Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019 June [Link] Kim RY1, Sterman DH2, Haas AR3 Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure and portends a dismal prognosis. Its worldwide incidence has been increasing, and treatment options are currently suboptimal and noncurative. However, since the turn of the century, several…

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Frontiers in Oncology 2019 August 2 [Link] Hoffmann PR, Hoffmann FW, Premeaux TA, Fujita T, Soprana E, Panigada M, Chew GM, Richard G, Hindocha P, Menor M, Khadka VS, Deng Y, Moise L, Ndhlovu LC, Siccardi A, Weinberg AD, De Groot AS, Bertino P Abstract Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) is a rare and highly aggressive cancer…

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Modern Pathology 2019 August 5 [Link] Wronkiewicz SK, Roggli VL, Hinrichs BH, Kendler A, Butler RA, Christensen BC, Marsit CJ, Nelson HH, McClean MD, Kelsey KT, Langevin SM Abstract Asbestos describes a group of naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral compounds that have been associated with a number of respiratory maladies, including mesothelioma and lung cancer.…

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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019 July 22 [Link] Krówczyńska M, Wilk E Abstract Asbestos is harmful to human health; exposure to asbestos causes a wide range of asbestos-related diseases. AIM: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is unique to occupational and environmental asbestos exposure. METHODS: Environmental asbestos exposure was examined in relation to asbestos…

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