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Document ID (ISN)78556
CIS number 02-779
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nicholson W.J.
Title The carcinogenicity of chrysotile asbestos - A review
Bibliographic information Apr. 2001, Vol.39, No.2, p.57-64. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) mesothelioma; carcinogens; lung cancer; chrysotile; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)