Environmental Asbestotic Pleural Plaques in Northeast Corsica: Correlations with Airborne and Pleural Mineralogic Analysis

@article{Rey1994EnvironmentalAP,
  title={Environmental Asbestotic Pleural Plaques in Northeast Corsica: Correlations with Airborne and Pleural Mineralogic Analysis},
  author={François Rey and Catherine Boutin and Jean R{\'e}gis Viallat and Jeffrey R. Steinbauer and Paolo Alessandroni and P. Jutisz and D. Di Giambattista and M. A. Billon-Galland and P. Hereng and Pascal Dumortier and Paul De Vuyst},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1994},
  volume={102},
  pages={251 - 252}
}
We report a prevalence study of environmental pleural plaques in subjects over 50 years old from the northeastern Corsican village of Murato, built on asbestos surface deposits. The percentage of plaques was 41%, versus 7.5% in the control village of Vezzani. Although surface deposits contain both chrysotile and tremolite, airborne pollution and asbestos… CONTINUE READING