Erionite series minerals: mineralogical and carcinogenic properties.

  title={Erionite series minerals: mineralogical and carcinogenic properties.},
  author={A. Umran Dogan and Meral Dogan and John A. Hoskins},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  volume={30 4},
Erionite is a human and animal carcinogen and one of the most toxic minerals known. Erionite deposits have been reported in many countries; however, it is only in the area of three villages of Cappadocia, Turkey, that environmental exposure to erionite has been demonstrated to be the cause of an epidemic of the disease mesothelioma. In the USA, no cases of mesothelioma have been reliably proven to be the result of erionite exposure, though the possibility exists. Erionite samples from three… CONTINUE READING
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