|Document ID (ISN)||40346|
|Convention or series no.
||Bianchi C., Brollo A., Bittesini L.
||Asbestos-related diseases among sailors
||Patologia da asbesto nei marittimi [in Italian]|
||Atti della sezione studi, Centro internazionale radio-medicale, Via dell'Architettura 41, 00144 Roma, Italy, 1983, p.5-13. Illus. 15 ref.
||This study (one of two papers receiving the 1982 Dr. L. Guida Prize) describes 6 cases of lung pathology due to asbestos exposure. In 4 cases the lesions were observed at autopsy. Four subjects had worked in the merchant navy (two firemen, an engine-room officer and a seaman who worked on dredges) and two had served in the navy. Three patients had malignant mesothelioma of the pleura and one had lung carcinoma. Hyaline plaques on the pleura were observed in three of the four autopsies. Asbestos bodies were found in the lung only after chemical digestion of the lung tissue. Previous studies have concentrated on the risk posed by asbestos in the shipbuilding industry; the present cases illustrate the health hazards faced by people working on board asbestos-containing vessels.
||asbestos; pleural mesothelioma; sea transport; ships; lung cancer
||pleural thickening; autopsy; case study
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)