Mesothelioma in Cappadocian Villages

  title={Mesothelioma in Cappadocian Villages},
  author={Ahmet Umran Dogan},
  journal={Indoor and Built Environment},
  pages={367 - 375}
  • A. Dogan
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Geology
  • Indoor and Built Environment
Volcanic tuffs in the Cappadocian region of Turkey have weathered into a dramatic landscape. The soft rock of which they are composed is easily quarried and excavated and has long provided both caves and building material for homes. Studying the complex geology of Cappadocia has shown the presence of zeolitic rocks in some areas which contain respirable fibres of the zeolite group mineral erionite. In 1975, a high incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) was observed in several… 

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