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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Acta Medica Portuguesa 2020 February 3 [Link] Pais A, Pinto N, Cardoso J, Fernandes M, Coutinho AI, Oliveira AS, Carvalho L, B├írbara 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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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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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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