The medical journal American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine published this article early online on March 7, 2013: “Pleural Mesothelioma and Occupational Co-exposure to Asbestos, Mineral Wool and Silica”.
From the Abstract for this new medical journal article about mesothelioma:
Rationale: Occupational co-exposure to asbestos and other fibers or particles could modify the carcinogenicity of asbestos with regard to pleural mesothelioma.
Objectives: To estimate associations between pleural mesothelioma and occupational mineral wool [(MW)] and silica exposure and to study the impact of occupational co-exposure on the risk of pleural mesothelioma….
Conclusion: Our results are in favour of an increased risk of pleural mesothelioma for subjects exposed to both asbestos and [mineral wool (MW)] or asbestos and silica.
This March 2013 article was based on a French pooled case-control study.
We will continue to monitor the literature for medical developments concerning mesothelioma (“meso”).
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