Epidemiology of asbestos-related diseases.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This paper is intended to give the reader an overview of the epidemiology of asbestos-related diseases and is restricted to primarily occupational exposure studies. However, some mention of nonoccupational exposures are made because of their direct relationship to a worker or to a secondary occupational source. Over 100 epidemiological studies are reviewed, dating back to the first case of asbestos-associated disease reported by Montague Murray in 1906. The studies are divided by specific fiber type and by specific disease outcomes and the interaction of asbestos and cigarette smoking is discussed in great detail.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lemen, RA; Dement, JM; Wagoner, JK

Published Date

  • February 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 /

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 11

PubMed ID

  • 6993197

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1568524

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-6765

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1289/ehp.80341


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States