Pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer risks in relation to occupational history and asbestos lung burden
OPEN Occupational and environmental medicine | 31 Dec 2015
C Gilham, C Rake, G Burdett, AG Nicholson, L Davison, A Franchini, J Carpenter, J Hodgson, A Darnton and J Peto
We have conducted a population-based study of pleural mesothelioma patients with occupational histories and measured asbestos lung burdens in occupationally exposed workers and in the general population. The relationship between lung burden and risk, particularly at environmental exposure levels, will enable future mesothelioma rates in people born after 1965 who never installed asbestos to be predicted from their asbestos lung burdens.
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