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Latest Publications and Research on Asbestosis

Am. J. Ind. Med.  2013 Mar 26  

Short, fine and WHO asbestos fibers in the lungs of Quebec workers with an asbestos-related disease.

Adib G, Labrèche F, De Guire L, Dion C, Dufresne A

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

BACKGROUND: The possible role of short asbestos fibers in the development of asbestos-related diseases and availability of lung fiber burden data prom... Read More

Source: PubMed

Am. J. Ind. Med.  2013 Mar 26  

Mortality among shipbreaking workers in Taiwan-A retrospective cohort study from 1985 to 2008.

Wu WT, Lu YH, Lin YJ, Yang YH, Shiue HS, Hsu JH, Li CY, Yang CY, Liou SH, Wu TN

Division of Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Taiwan.

BACKGROUND: Shipbreaking workers are typically exposed to a wide range of hazardous chemicals. However, long-term follow-up studies of their mortality... Read More

Source: PubMed

Environ Health Prev Med  2013 Mar 6  

Altered functions of alveolar macrophages and NK cells involved in asbestos-related diseases.

Nishimura Y, Maeda M, Kumagai-Takei N, Lee S, Matsuzaki H, Wada Y, Nishiike-Wada T, Iguchi H, Otsuki T

Department of Hygiene, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki, 701-0192, Japan,

Asbestos exposure causes asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma, disorders which remain difficult to cure. We focused on alveolar macrophages (AM) and ... Read More

Source: PubMed

Microsc. Microanal.    

Environmental scanning electron microscopy technique to identify asbestos phases inside ferruginous bodies.

Croce A, Musa M, Allegrina M, Trivero P, Rinaudo C

Department of Science and Technological Innovation, Università del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro," Viale Teresa Michel 11, 15121 Alessandria, Italy.

Ferruginous bodies observed in lungs of patients affected by mesothelioma, asbestosis, and pulmonary carcinoma are important to relate the illness to ... Read More

Source: PubMed

G Ital Med Lav Ergon    

[Dose and effect biomarkers in the diagnosis of asbestos-related diseases and health surveillance of exposed workers].

Montomoli L, Romeo R, Sisinni AG, Serio AC, Paolucci V, Scancarello G, Barabesi L, Orsi D, Sartorelli P

Medicina del Lavoro, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Chirurgiche e Neuroscienze, Università degli Studi di Siena, Viale Bracci 16, 53100 Siena.

The aim of the study was to assess the reliability of the indicators of dose and effect in the health monitoring of asbestos exposed workers. In 49 ca... Read More

Source: PubMed

G Ital Med Lav Ergon    

[Report of medical surveillance of workers exposed to asbestos at the Operative Unit of Occupational Medicine in Pisa].

Guglielmi G, Pantani E, Pistelli A, Bonotti A, Foddis R, Cristaudo A

U.O Medicina Preventiva del Lavoro, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Via S. Maria 110, 50126 Pisa.

We report our experience about the medical surveillance of 739 workers previously exposed to asbestos. They were observed during the period between Ja... Read More

Source: PubMed

G Ital Med Lav Ergon    

[Preliminary study to evaluate the meaning of GGT fractions analysis in a population of workers previously exposed to asbestos].

Foddis R, Bonotti A, Sderci F, Pistelli A, Pantani E, Franzini M, Paolicchi A, Baggiani A, Cristaudo A

Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e metabolismo, Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Medicina del Lavoro - Università di Pisa, via Paradisa 2, Pisa.

The GGT enzyme, considered for years only as a marker of liver disease and alcohol abuse, has now revealed a risk of death for many causes. Through a ... Read More

Source: PubMed

G Ital Med Lav Ergon    

[Trend of the asbestos related diseases mortality in workers of a company in the province Cremona which manufactured asbestos products].

D'Anna M, Galli L, Antoniazzi E, Fazioli R, Lattarini M, Firmi AM, Valcarenghi M, Bottazzi R, Marconi S, Livella M, Rondina MT, Patrini G, Gioia R, Locati M, Rossi C

Unità Operativa Ospedaliera di Medicina del Lavoro (UOOML) - A.O. Istituti Ospitalieri di Cremona - Viale Concordia, 1 - 26100 Cremona.

The study analyzes the trend of asbestos-related diseases and mortality in workers of a company in the province of Cremona which manufactured asbestos... Read More

Source: PubMed

G Ital Med Lav Ergon    

[Asbestos: fifty years of work exposure in Campania and other Italian regions through INAIL experience].

Balletta A, Bonifaci G, Citro A, Continisio R, Di Palma P, D'Angelo R, Iacoviello P

Specialista e libero docente in medicina del lavoro, già dirigente medico INAIL, Italy.

The aim of the work is to proceed to the recognition of asbestos phenomenon in Campania and in the other regions with emphasis on the incidence and de... Read More

Source: PubMed

Med Lav    

[Anti-smoking counseling in a group of workers with past exposure to asbestos].

D'Agostin F, Negro C, Barbati G, De Zotti R

U.C.O. Medicina del Lavoro, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti di Trieste".

Anti-smoking counseling is often part of healthcare protocols for workers with past asbestos exposure; nevertheless, data is lacking about the results... Read More

Source: PubMed

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Asbestos is very dangerous and cause disease Asbestosis, but in my country, asbestos is still used and the government does not forbid


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