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A case of occupational peritoneal mesothelioma from exposure to tremolite-free chrysotile in Quebec, Canada: A black swan case.

AbstractBACKGROUND:
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.
METHOD:
Case report of peritoneal mesothelioma in a mill worker from a tremolite free Canadian mine.
RESULTS:
Reports from pathology and occupational health and safety panels conclude that this mill worker developed work-related peritoneal mesothelioma.
CONCLUSION:
Chrysotile without tremolite can cause peritoneal mesothelioma.
AuthorsDavid Egilman, Lelia M Menéndez
JournalAmerican journal of industrial medicine (Am J Ind Med) Vol. 54 Issue 2 Pg. 153-6 (Feb 2011) ISSN: 1097-0274 [Electronic] United States
PMID20721899 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
CopyrightCopyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Chemical References
  • Asbestos, Amphibole
  • Asbestos, Serpentine
  • tremolite
Topics
  • Aged
  • Asbestos, Amphibole (toxicity)
  • Asbestos, Serpentine (toxicity)
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mesothelioma (epidemiology, etiology)
  • Occupational Diseases (epidemiology, etiology)
  • Occupational Exposure (adverse effects, statistics & numerical data)
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms (epidemiology, etiology)
  • Quebec (epidemiology)

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