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Mechanisms by which fibers cause pathology.

Authors
Vallyathan-V; Castranova-V
Source
1999 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3 - 7, Orlando, FL. Memphis, TN: National Cotton Council of America, 1999 Jan; 1:148-150
NIOSHTIC No.
20000923
Abstract
This review will briefly address the mechanisms by which asbestos fibers cause pathology. Characteristic physical and chemical features of asbestos are considered important in pathogenesis and are briefly discussed in this overview. Detailed information on many of these important physical, chemical and bio-durability properties are available in many reviews cited. This overview on the mechanisms by which asbestos fibers cause pathology is presented as background information which may be applicable for the early identification of potential emerging hazards resulting from the introduction of new technologies in the fiber industry.
Keywords
Fiber-deposition; Fibrogenesis; Pathology; Pathogenesis; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Publication Date
19990107
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Dugger-P; Richter-D
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Source Name
1999 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3 - 7, Orlando, FL
State
FL; WV
Performing Organization
National Cotton Council, PO Box 820285, Memphis, TN 38182
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