Domestic Asbestos Exposure
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Newhouse et al (1965), Lieben et al (1967), Milne (1972), Vianna et al (1978,1980), Nicholson (1983), Bianchi et al (1982, 1987), Schneider et al (1996): numerous reports of mesothelioma cases in spouses of asbestos workers (cleaning contaminated work-clothes), and in various domestic and neighborhood circumstances (contact with ACM)
Magnani et al (2000): population-based case-control study in three countries (Switzerland, Spain, Italy); 53 cases and 232 controls without known occupational exposure; elevated risk for domestic exposure (OR=4.8); dose-response pattern
Bourdes et al (2000): meta-analysis of 8 mesothelioma studies; summary RR for household exposure=8.1 (5.3-12)
Courtesy of the EPA