|Document ID (ISN)||111310|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Egilman D., MenÚndez L.M.
||A case of occupational peritoneal mesothelioma from exposure to tremolite-free chrysotile in Quebec, Canada: A black swan case
||2011, Vol.54, p.153-156. 20 ref.
||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.
||Quebec; chrysotile; peritoneal mesothelioma; asbestos processing industry
||Canada; tremolite; diagnosis; histopathology; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Quebec|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Cancer and carcinogens