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Immunological reflections on asbestos.
Environ Health Perspect 1974 Dec; 9:297-298
Immunological evidence concerning asbestos and asbestosis is reviewed and discussed. Because Mycoplasma and other rodent infections can cause significant changes in animals, it is suggested that: pathogen-free animals should be used for experiments on asbestos (1332214); strict quarantine measures should be enforced; and animals should be monitored for Mycoplasma infection.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Air-contaminants; Airborne-particulates; Respiratory-system-disorders; Infectious-diseases
Microbiology West Virginia University Med C Department of Microbiology Morgantown, W VA 26506
Environmental Health Perspectives
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
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