Detection of pleural plaques in workers exposed to inhalation of natural fluoro-edenite fibres.

@article{Rapisarda2015DetectionOP,
  title={Detection of pleural plaques in workers exposed to inhalation of natural fluoro-edenite fibres.},
  author={Venerando Rapisarda and Caterina Ledda and Vincenzo Ricceri and Francesco Ferraro Arena and Andrea Musumeci and Andrea Marconi and Lucrezia Fago and Massimo Bracci and Lory Santarelli and Margherita Ferrante},
  journal={Oncology letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          2046-2052
        }
}
Fluoro-edenite is a natural mineral species initially isolated in Biancavilla, Sicily. The fibres are similar in size and morphology to certain amphibolic asbestos fibres, the inhalation of which may cause chronic inflammation and cancer. Occupational asbestos exposure is known to be associated with pleural and lung diseases, including pleural plaques. The aim of this study was to report the pleural and lung parenchymal lesions detected by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in a group… CONTINUE READING

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