Bone marrow alterations induced in mice with inhalation of chrysotile asbestos.

The effect of chrysotile asbestos exposure on bone marrow and immune parameters was examined in mice at 2, 12, and 26 weeks following a 3-day inhalation exposure. Ultrastructural examination revealed that the fibers were deposited primarily at alveolar duct bifurcations within the centriacinar region of the lung. Histological pulmonary changes were minimal… (More)