Zeolite bodies in human lungs from Turkey.

  title={Zeolite bodies in human lungs from Turkey.},
  author={P S{\'e}bastien and A. Gaudichet and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Bignon and Y. Izzettin Baris},
  journal={Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology},
  volume={44 5},
It is thought that the extremely high occurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma in the two Turkish villages of Karain and Tusköy could be related to environmental zeolite fibers. Mineral fibers were assessed in lung samples from two cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma in Tusköy, using the light microscope and the analytical transmission electron microscope. Zeolite (erionite) fibers and ferruginous bodies, formed around zeolite fibers (zeolite bodies), were frequently encountered in… CONTINUE READING


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