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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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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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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Critical Reviews in Toxicology 2019 August 5 [Link] Jacobs NFB, Towle KM, Finley BL, Gaffney SH Abstract Following a previously published (2012) evaluation of the potential health hazards related to the use of asbestos-containing drywall accessory products, additional information regarding asbestos exposures during the use of accessory products, as well as studies of chrysotile asbestos…

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Inhalation Toxicology 2019 August 5 [Link] Marsh GM, Ierardi AM, Benson SM, Finley BL Abstract Objectives: We previously published a pooled statistical power analysis of mesothelioma incidence in the Italian, Norwegian, Austrian, and French cosmetic talc miner and miller cohorts. Soon thereafter, updates to the Italian and Norwegian cohorts were published, providing an additional 14,322 person-years…

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