Environmental asbestos exposure and cancer mortality.

  title={Environmental asbestos exposure and cancer mortality.},
  author={Manfred Neuberger and Michael Kundi and Hans P. Friedl},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  volume={39 4},
From 1970 to 1980, mortality from cancer of the lung and stomach was analyzed in a town with asbestos deposits and in a town with asbestos processing. The populations of the entire country, the province, the district, and of all communities of the same size and agricultural index were used as references. In the town with asbestos contamination of air and water from natural tremolite deposits and an endemic occurrence of pleural plaques, no increased risk for lung or stomach cancer was found. In… CONTINUE READING