Natural history of pleural thickening after exposure to crocidolite.

Abstract

Serial plain chest radiographs of 384 men who worked at the Wittenoom crocidolite mine and mill between 1943 and 1966 and who applied for pneumoconiosis compensation between 1948 and 1982 have been examined independently by two trained observers for pleural disease using the 1980 ILO-UICC classification of radiographs to record width and extent of pleural… (More)

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