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Camus et al (1998): lung cancer and mesothelioma mortality (1970-89) among women living in the vicinity of Asbestos (CHRYSOTILE mining and milling) and Thetford Mines CHRYSOTILE CONTAMINATED BY TREMOLITE mining and milling).
o no increased lung cancer risk
o 7 mesothelioma cases (Thetford Mines , SMR: 990)
unusually high exposure level estimates:
o mean ambient levels between 1.2 and 1.4 f/ml during the 40’ and the 50’
o average cumulative lifetime exposure: 25 f/ml/year (5-125)
Courtesy of the EPA