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Document ID (ISN)111310
CIS number 10-0807
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Egilman D., MenÚndez L.M.
Title A case of occupational peritoneal mesothelioma from exposure to tremolite-free chrysotile in Quebec, Canada: A black swan case
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.153-156. 20 ref.
Abstract Tremolite contamination has been proposed as the cause of mesothelioma in workers exposed to commercial chrysotile. The asbestos industry and scientists it has sponsored, for example, have argued that commercial chrysotile does not cause peritoneal mesothelioma. This article reports a case of peritoneal mesothelioma in a mill worker from a tremolite-free Canadian mine. Reports from pathology and occupational health and safety panels conclude that this mill worker developed work-related peritoneal mesothelioma. Therefore chrysotile without tremolite can cause peritoneal mesothelioma.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; chrysotile; peritoneal mesothelioma; asbestos processing industry
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; tremolite; diagnosis; histopathology; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Asbestos