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Occupational and non-occupational attributable risk of asbestos exposure for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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A Lacourt, C Gramond, P Rolland, S Ducamp, S Audignon, P Astoul, S Chammings, A Gilg Soit Ilg, M Rinaldo, C Raherison, F Galateau-Salle, E Imbernon, JC Pairon, M Goldberg, P Brochard.
The authors performed a population-based study to determine the extent to which mesothelioma occurs absent occupational asbestos exposure. A clear dose-response relationship between degree of exposure and risk of mesothelioma was identified. Occupational exposure to asbestos carried a much higher risk of mesothelioma than did non-occupational exposure, and non-occupational exposure carried a higher risk than did no exposure. Non-occupational exposure to asbestos carried a substantially higher mesothelioma risk in women than it did in men.

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