The ticking time-bomb of asbestos: Its insidious role in the development of malignant mesothelioma

The relationship between asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma has been well established

Anthony Linton

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • The relationship between asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma has been well established
  • Whilst occupational contact has been implicated in the bulk of diagnosed cases over the past 50 years, a significant proportion of disease has been linked to para-occupational, domestic and environmental exposure
  • We will address the unresolved controversies surrounding the use of chrysotile asbestos, the effect of gender and genetics on development of this disease, childhood mesothelioma and co-aetiological factors including SV40 exposure
  • He is the current director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, NSW, Australia and a professor at the Sydney Medical School

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