Mesothelioma: You do not have to work for it

Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2007 Dec;35(12):774-7. [Link]

Ampleford EJ, Ohar J.

Center for Human Genomics, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Asbestos pollution is a global problem. Asbestos exposure induced mesothelioma does not require an occupational type of exposure. Bystander exposures may result in earlier age of disease onset and more aggressive disease progression as described in the following 3 case reports

Keywords: mesothelioma, asbestos, bystander exposure