Are lung and pleural benign asbestos induced diseases a preliminary step in the pathogenic process of mesothelioma and lung cancer development?

Goldberg, M.
October 2005
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Oct2005, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p663
Academic Journal
Presents information about the pathogenic process of mesothelioma and lung cancer development. Estimation that in Western Europe alone, about 500000 cancer deaths due to asbestos exposure will occur up to 2029; Questions about the health effects of asbestos exposure; Morphological characteristics of asbestos fibers involved in carcinogenesis; Risk of peritoneal mesothelioma associated with benign pleural diseases.


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