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Asbestos exposure among Finnish mesothelioma patients.

Authors
Tossavainen-A; Huuskonen-M; Tuomi-T; Vanhala-E; Virtamo-M
Source
NIOSH 1990 Nov; :1522-1523
NIOSHTIC No.
00198720
Abstract
Forty pleural mesotheliomas were diagnosed at three central hospitals during 1986 through 1987. These cases and 31 sarcoidosis patients as referents were interviewed and their past occupational, domestic or environmental exposures to asbestos (1332214) were recorded. The subjects were divided into four groups: group-I, definite exposure (lagging or insulation work, spraying of asbestos and manufacture of asbestos products); group-II, probable exposure (construction, shipyard and maintenance work); group-III, possible exposure (transport, garage and power company work); and group-IV, unlikely exposure (agriculture, forestry and office work). Of the 40 mesothelioma cases, 22 persons had been employed in occupations such as shipbuilding, construction and maintenance. Amosite (12172735), crocidolite (12001284), and anthophyllite (17068789) were the predominant fibrous minerals in parenchymal tissue while chrysotile (12001295) and inorganic fibers other than asbestos were noted in some samples.
Keywords
Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Dust-inhalation; Dust-exposure; Asbestos-workers; Occupational-exposure; Shipyard-workers; Maintenance-workers;
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 12172-73-5; 12001-28-4; 17068-78-9; 12001-29-5;
Publication Date
19901101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 90-108
Priority Area
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Source Name
Proceedings of the VIIth International Pneumoconioses Conference
State
PA;
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