|Document ID (ISN)||78556|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||The carcinogenicity of chrysotile asbestos - A review
||Apr. 2001, Vol.39, No.2, p.57-64. Illus. 28 ref.
||The world production of asbestos has been declining dramatically in recent years, particularly in Europe and the United States. However, increases have occurred in Asian nations and chrysotile is the dominant fibre used. Important uses are in cement products, wallboards, friction products and textiles. In a review of studies in the United States and Great Britain, chrysotile has been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer and to cause mesothelioma in exposed workers.
||mesothelioma; carcinogens; lung cancer; chrysotile; asbestos
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)