J. W. Skidmore

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Epidemiological and environmental surveys in the Cappadocian region of Turkey have linked the high incidence of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma in the occupants of some villages with the zeolite fibres released from the locally occurring volcanic tuff. In view of the low ambient fibre concentrations and the extraordinary incidence of mesothelioma a(More)
A comparative epidemiological and environmental study in two neighbouring villages, Karain and Karlin, in Central Turkey showed an excess adult mortality, shortening of life expectancy, and an excess of pleural radiological abnormalities in Karain. This supports an earlier report of an endemic of pleural mesothelioma in the village. Concentrations of(More)
A high incidence of mesothelioma has been reported from some villages in Cappadocia, Turkey. This type of cancer is usually associated with the inhalation of asbestos, but on the basis of the most prevalent fibre in the dust from these villages, the Turkish outbreak has been attributed to the inhalation of zeolite fibres. A counter hypothesis, based on the(More)
THE occurrence of endemic pleural mesothelioma at crude annual rates in the range 1 to 10 per 1000 has been previously reported (Baris et al., 1978) in Karain, a small village (total population 554 in 1978) of Central Turkey. It has also been noted that the age-specific mortality rates for mesothelioma are similar in the two sexes and rise regularly up to(More)
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