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National mesothelioma incidence and the past use of asbestos.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14635504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Western Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Australia the manufacture and use of asbestos products peaked in the 1970's. The current incidence of mesothelioma ranges from 14 to 35 cases/million/year in eleven industrialized countries which had used asbestos 2.0 to 5.5 kg/capita/year about 25 years earlier. A significant linear correlation (r = 0.80, p = 0.01) exists between the two variables. Accordingly, about 170 tons of produced and consumed asbestos will cause at least one death from mesothelioma, most often as a consequence of occupational exposure.
A Tossavainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1122-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Publication Date:    2003 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-25     Completed Date:  2004-01-09     Revised Date:  2008-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307314     Medline TA:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41, FIN-00250 Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Asbestos / supply & distribution
Mesothelioma / epidemiology*,  etiology
Occupational Exposure
Pleural Neoplasms / epidemiology*,  etiology
World Health
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Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2003 Apr-Jun;59(2):101-2   [PMID:  14635496 ]

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