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Occupational exposure to chrysotile asbestos and cancer risk: a review of the amphibole hypothesis.
OBJECTIVES This article examines the credibility and policy implications of the "amphibole hypothesis," which postulates that (1) the mesotheliomas observed among workers exposed to chrysotileExpand
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CANCER MORTALITY AMONG CADMIUM PRODUCTION WORKERS
Cadmium is a classic example of a ubiquitous trace element with an increasing exposure to industrial and general populations. The metal was discovered in 1817 by Strohmeyer in Germany. ProductionExpand
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The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos
BACKGROUND All forms of asbestos are now banned in 52 countries. Safer products have replaced many materials that once were made with it. Nonetheless, many countries still use, import, and exportExpand
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A dose-response analysis and quantitative assessment of lung cancer risk and occupational cadmium exposure.
We performed a quantitative assessment of the risk of lung cancer from exposure to cadmium based on a retrospective cohort mortality study of cadmium-exposed workers. The study population consistedExpand
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Mortality among a cohort of U.S. cadmium production workers--an update.
A previous retrospective mortality study of 292 U.S. cadmium production workers employed for a minimum of 2 years showed increased mortality from respiratory and prostate cancer and from nonmalignantExpand
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Environmental epidemiologic investigation of the styrene-butadiene rubber industry. Mortality patterns with discussion of the hematopoietic and lymphatic malignancies.
A retrospective cohort mortality study and an industrial hygiene assessment were undertaken in two styrene-butadiene rubber producing facilities in eastern Texas. Occupational history records wereExpand
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MORTALITY PATTERNS AMONG HARD ROCK GOLD MINERS EXPOSED TO AN ASBESTIFORM MINERAL *
The first suggestion that asbestos could be a carcinogen was made by Lynch and Smith in 1935,l as they had noticed an association between asbestosis and lung cancer. Since then, all forms ofExpand
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Asbestos in brakes: exposure and risk of disease.
  • R. Lemen
  • Medicine
  • American journal of industrial medicine
  • 1 March 2004
Asbestos has been incorporated into friction products since the early 1900s. Epidemiological studies have been equivocal in their analysis of the incidence of disease among mechanics servicingExpand
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Exposure of motor vehicle examiners to carbon monoxide: a historical prospective mortality study.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigated the health effects of chronic exposure to low concentrations of carbon monoxide by conducting a historical prospectiveExpand
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Chrysotile Asbestos as a Cause of Mesothelioma: Application of the Hill Causation Model
  • R. Lemen
  • Medicine
  • International journal of occupational and…
  • 1 April 2004
Abstract Chrysotile comprises over 95% of the asbestos used today. Some have contended that the majority of asbestos-related diseases have resulted from exposures to the amphiboles. In fact,Expand
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