Mesothelioma risk after asbestos exposure
Risk of mesothelioma may climb even after end of asbestos exposure.
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The risk of lung cancer in people exposed to asbestos falls after exposure to the toxic substance ends, a new study in Italian asbestos cement workers shows. The risk of mesothelioma however, is another matter.
And while the risk of mesothelioma in the pleura -- the tissue lining the lung surface and chest wall -- also declined after exposure ended, the workers' risk of mesothelioma in the peritoneum -- the tissue lining the abdominal cavity -- continued to climb, Dr. Corrado Magnani of the University of Eastern Piedmont in Novara, Italy, and colleagues found.
The information above was provided by Reuters