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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.

[Diffuse Intraparenchymal Mesothelioma: An Atypical Presentation].

Acta Medica Portuguesa 2020 February 3 [Link] Pais A, Pinto N, Cardoso J, Fernandes M, Coutinho AI, Oliveira AS, Carvalho L, Bárbara C Abstract Pleural mesothelioma is a disease associated with exposure to asbestos. Although rare, it is the most common malignant pleural neoplasm. It is difficult to diagnose and it has a poor prognosis. […]

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Predictions of Mortality from Pleural Mesothelioma in Italy After the Ban of Asbestos Use.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 January 17 [Link] Oddone E, Bollon J, Nava CR, Bugani M, Consonni D, Marinaccio A, Magnani C, Barone-Adesi F Abtract Even if the epidemic of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is still far from being over worldwide, the health effects of regulations banning asbestos can be evaluated […]

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LOX family and ZFPM2 as novel diagnostic biomarkers for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Biomarker Research 2020 January 8 [Link] Kim MK, Kim HW, Jang M, Oh SS, Yong SJ, Jeong Y, Jung SH, Choi JW Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops in the pleural and outer layer of tissues surrounding the lungs. MPM is primarily caused by occupational exposure to […]

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[Screening of occupational exposure to asbestos and silica by job-exposure matrix among patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma].

Revue des Maladies Respiratoires 2019 November 11 [Link] Lorentz E, Despreaux T, Quignette A, Chinet T, Descatha A Abstract INTRODUCTION: In the context of underreporting of occupational diseases, the aim was to study the validity of silica and asbestos job-exposure matrices in screening occupational exposure in the field of thoracic oncology. METHODS: Fifty patients hospitalized […]

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Follow-Up of the Libby, Montana Screening Cohort: A 17-Year Mortality Study.

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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The occurrence of asbestos-related diseases among former employees of asbestos processing plants in Poland

Medycyna Pracy 2019 October 23 [Link] Świątkowska B Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that asbestos is no longer used in production in Poland, there are still new cases of asbestos-related diseases among workers previously exposed to asbestos dust. This situation is related to the specificity of the biological activity of this mineral; the health consequences […]

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Mesothelioma mortality in Great Britain: how much longer will dockyards dominate?

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 October 29 [Link] Reynolds CJ, Minelli C, Darnton A, Cullinan P Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate whether there has been a geographic shift in the distribution of mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain given the decline of shipbuilding and progressive exposure regulation. METHODS: We calculated age-adjusted mesothelioma mortality rates and […]

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Malignant mesothelioma in construction workers: the Apulia regional mesothelioma register, Southern Italy.

BMC Research Notes 2019 September 30 [Link] Vimercati L, Cavone D, Caputi A, Delfino MC, De Maria L, Ferri GM, Serio G Abstract OBJECTIVE: Asbestos was widely used in construction in both a friable and a compact form until the 1990s, before its use was banned. Today, many of these materials are still in situ […]

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Malignant Mesothelioma: Has Anything Changed?

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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Multi-antigen Vaccination With Simultaneous Engagement of the OX40 Receptor Delays Malignant Mesothelioma Growth and Increases Survival in Animal Models.

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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