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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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Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure

Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure

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(p.172) 7 Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure
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Asbestos and Its Diseases
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Richard Attanoos

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0007

This chapter reviews the history of asbestos-related lung cancer (LC) together with the prevailing theories of lung carcinogenesis in asbestos-exposed subjects. The synergism between tobacco smoke and asbestos, clinical, pathological, and mineralogical evidence for ascription of LC to asbestos exposure is assessed together with a review of the recent consensus document, the so-called “Helsinki criteria.”.

Keywords:   asbestos contamination, tobacco smoking, Helsinki criteria, lung carcinogensis, asbestos exposure

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