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Chrysotile, tremolite, and mesothelioma.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature215812
Source
Science. 1995 Feb 10;267(5199):776-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-10-1995

Mesothelioma after crocidolite exposure during gas mask manufacture.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature248027
Source
Environ Res. 1978 Dec;17(3):340-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1978
Author
A D McDonald
J C McDonald
Author Affiliation
Department of Epidemiology and Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Source
Environ Res. 1978 Dec;17(3):340-6
Date
Dec-1978
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Asbestos - toxicity
Asbestos, Crocidolite
Asbestos, Serpentine
Canada
Environmental Exposure
Female
Humans
Industry
Lung Neoplasms - etiology
Male
Mesothelioma - etiology
Mining
Respiratory Protective Devices
Abstract
Of 199 persons employed in the manufacture and handling of Canadian military gas mask canisters containing pure crocidolite, 1939 to 1942, by the end of 1975, 56 had died, 120 were still alive, and 23 could not be traced. Nine (16%) of the deaths were probably due to malignant mesothelioma, six involving the peritoneum. The risk of mesothelioma after crocidolite exposure appears to be many times greater than that after chrysotile.
PubMed ID
233818 View in PubMed
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