Asbestos in Greece;
A Recent Study
Learn about asbestos-related health risks in Greece.
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Bazas et al (1985), Constantopoulos et al (1985, 1987), Langer et al (1987), Sichletidis et al (1987,1992), Sakellariou et al (1996):the use of a TREMOLITE containing material (“luto”) for whitewashing houses associated with a high frequency of pleural calcifications (“Metsovo lung”), then with mesothelioma in the Northwest part of Greece:
o 1980-1984: 3.7 mesothelioma cases per 10,000 person-years
o 1985-1994: 1.4 mesothelioma cases per 10,000 person-years
Luto whitewash used by 92% of the population in the 50’, 18% in 1980 and no more used since 1985
Courtesy of the EPA