The hazards of chrysotile asbestos: a critical review.

  title={The hazards of chrysotile asbestos: a critical review.},
  author={Philip J. Landrigan and William J. Nicholson and Yasunosuke Suzuki and Joseph Ladou},
  journal={Industrial health},
  volume={37 3},
Chrysotile, or "white", asbestos is the dominant form of asbestos in international commerce today. It accounts for 99% of current world asbestos production of 2 million tonnes. Chrysotile is an extremely hazardous material. Clinical and epidemiologic studies have established incontrovertibly that chrysotile causes cancer of the lung, malignant mesothelioma of the pleura and peritoneum, cancer of the larynx and certain gastrointestinal cancers. Chrysotile also causes asbestosis, a progressive… CONTINUE READING