Fluoro-edenitic fibres in the sputum of subjects from Biancavilla (Sicily): a pilot study

@article{Putzu2006FluoroedeniticFI,
  title={Fluoro-edenitic fibres in the sputum of subjects from Biancavilla (Sicily): a pilot study},
  author={Maria Grazia Putzu and Caterina Bruno and Amerigo Zona and Marilena Massiccio and Roberto Pasetto and Pier Giorgio Piolatto and Pietro Comba},
  journal={Environmental Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={20 - 20}
}
BackgroundAn excess of mortality for malignant neoplasms of the pleura in Biancavilla, promoted an investigation for pleural mesothelioma, disclosing 17 cases. As the absence of known sources of asbestos exposure, a local stone quarry, located near the inhabited area, used for the extraction of building materials, was investigated. Amphibolic fibres were found in the quarry and identified as fluoro-edenite "new end-member of the edenite / fluoro-edenite series" and recognized as the fluoro… CONTINUE READING
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