Malignant mesothelioma in the jewelry industry.

  title={Malignant mesothelioma in the jewelry industry.},
  author={David G Kern and Kathleen Hanley and Victor Louis Roggli},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={21 3},
We conducted a clinical, environmental, pathologic, and mineral lung burden investigation of a 61-year-old man with malignant mesothelioma. For 35 years, up until three weeks prior to pneumonectomy, the patient made asbestos soldering forms at a costume jewelry production facility. Only chrysotile asbestos was used at the plant during the last decade of the patient's employment, and recent environmental sampling of the work-place identified no other asbestos fiber type. Anticipating that the… CONTINUE READING