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Asbestos

Monography, 38 - 57
doi: 10.11138/PER/2018.7.3.38
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Asbestos indicates a set of minerals of magnesium, calcium and iron silicate, ubiquitous in nature, having a typical microcrystalline fibrous structure. Asbestos fibers, when inhaled, can cause serious lung diseases; moreover, the fibers possess an extraordinary biopersistance and a high resistance to acids and alkalis, which allow it to remain in the pulmonary alveoli for a time almost indefinite. The diseases caused by asbestos can be distinguished in benign or malignant, but the most frequent are asbestosis, pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos is associated with occupational diseases and its presence is regulated by numerous laws. Occupational
Physician must carry out health surveillance visits and examination in order to protect workers’ health. Personal protective equipment used to protect the safety and health of workers exposed to asbestos are essential.

Vol. 7 (No. 3) 2018 July - September

  1. Asbestos
    Di Marzio A., Tomei F., Tomei G., Pimpinella B., Casale T., Ricci L., Nardone N., Sancini A., Anzelmo V., Sacco C., Massoni F., Ricci S.
    doi: 10.11138/PER/2018.7.3.38
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  1. Asbestos
    Di Marzio A., Tomei F., Tomei G., Pimpinella B., Casale T., Ricci L., Nardone N., Sancini A., Anzelmo V., Sacco C., Massoni F., Ricci S.
    doi: 10.11138/PER/2018.7.3.38
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