Exposure and mineralogical correlates of pulmonary fibrosis in chrysotile asbestos workers.

  title={Exposure and mineralogical correlates of pulmonary fibrosis in chrysotile asbestos workers.},
  author={Francis H Y Green and R S ILLINGWORTH Harley and Val Vallyathan and R H Althouse and Gordon Fick and John Dement and R Mitha and Frederick Pooley},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={54 8},
OBJECTIVES The relation between lifetime cumulative exposure to asbestos, pathological grade of pulmonary fibrosis, and lung burden of asbestos at death, was explored in a necropsy population of former workers in a chrysotile asbestos textile plant in South Carolina. METHODS Estimates of cumulative, mean, and peak exposures to asbestos were available for 54 workers. Necropsy records and lung tissue samples were obtained from hospital files. Matched control cases were selected from consecutive… CONTINUE READING


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