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Armstrong et al (1984), Gardner and Saracci (1989): among 37 mesotheliomas without known occupational exposure, occurring between 1960 and 1986 in Western Australia, 6 lived near the Wittennom CROCIDOLITE mine
Hansen et al (1998): 27 mesothelioma cases between 1943 and 1993 in the cohort of former residents of Wittenoom (n=4,659) not employed in the CROCIDOLITE industry.
o incidence similar for men and women
o rate increased with time since first exposure, duration and cumulative exposure
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