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ID (ISN) del documento109746
Número CIS 09-646
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Whitehouse A.C., Black C.B., Heppe M.S., Ruckdeschel J., Levin S.M.
Título Environmental exposure to Libby asbestos and mesotheliomas
Información bibliográfica Nov. 2008, vol.51, No.11, p.877-880. 13 ref.
Resumen This article describes cases of mesothelioma resulting from exposure to asbestos in Libby, Montana, USA, location of the world's largest vermiculite mine which ceased operations in 1998. These cases are in non-occupationally exposed persons, appearing to have resulted from contamination of the community, the surrounding forested area and areas in proximity to the river and railroad tracks used to haul vermiculite. These exposures are considered to be of a low degree of magnitude, but are similar to those reported in a vermiculite mining region of Australia. An epidemic of mesothelioma can likely be expected from this type of asbestos contamination over the next 20 plus years.
Descriptores (primarios) Montana; mesotelioma; minas de amianto; factores de riesgo; poblaciones vecinas; amianto
Descriptores (secundarios) Australia; valoración de la exposición; vermiculita; Estados Unidos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Asbestos
Mining and quarrying