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Asbestos and Its Diseases$
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John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178692

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.001.0001

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Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases

Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases

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(p.299) 12 Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases
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Asbestos and Its Diseases
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Allen R. Gibbs

Fred Pooley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0012

This chapter discusses mineral fiber analysis in asbestos-related diseases. Mineral fiber analysis can provide valuable information for both research and the assessment of exposure. Studies of tissues pleural plaques, diffuse pleural fibrosis and rounded atelectasis, malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, asbestos miners, end-product users, and paraoccupational and environmental exposures are reviewed.

Keywords:   mineral fiber analysis, lung tissues, asbestos exposure, assessment of exposure

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