Pleural mesothelioma cases in Biancavilla are related to a new fluoro-edenite fibrous amphibole.

@article{Comba2003PleuralMC,
  title={Pleural mesothelioma cases in Biancavilla are related to a new fluoro-edenite fibrous amphibole.},
  author={Pietro Comba and Antonio Gianfagna and L. M. Paoletti},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={229-32}
}
A cluster of deaths from pleural mesothelioma was previously reported for Biancavilla, Italy, a city in eastern Sicily. An environmental survey suggested that the stone quarries located southeast of the city might be a source of asbestos exposure. The materials extracted from the quarries, used widely in the local building industry, contain large quantities of a fibrous amphibole that was initially referred to as an anomalous intermediate phase of sodium- and fluorine-rich tremolite-actinolite… CONTINUE READING
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