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Asbestos exposure and cancer in the general population.

Authors
Selikoff-IJ
Source
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, 1974 Dec; :1-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00036300
Abstract
Report reviewing research progress and findings during the period December 1, 1971 - November 30, 1973, in the study of asbestos (1332214) exposure and cancer in the general population. Electron microscopic study is made of lung tissues available from autopsies of cancer cases. Results indicate that "asbestos bodies" or "ferruginous bodies" serve as an incomplete, insensitive, and inadequate guide to asbestos contamination of the general population with concomitant possible disease effects, but smaller fibrils, visible only by electron microscopy are a much more accurate and specific index of asbestos contamination. Plans for further research are indicated.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Particle-analysis; Toxic-substances; Carcinogens; Lung-cancer; Analytical-methods; Lung-disorders; Histopathology
Contact
Community Medicine MT Sinai School of Medicine Fifth Avenue and 100 Street New York, N Y 10029
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19741217
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
207338
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00305
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, 7 pages, 9 references
State
NY
Performing Organization
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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