Research news: Mesothelioma cancer studied among North Carolina textile workers
A recent study published by Dana Loomis, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada sought to describe mortality among textile workers exposed to asbestos and evaluate the relationship between mesothelioma cancer and asbestos exposure.
The study, published in March 2009, involved workers employed for at least 1 day between January 1, 1950 and December 31, 1973 in any of four plants in North Carolina, USA that produced asbestos textile products.
The research followed 5,770 workers, and found that the mortality rate for all cancers and lung cancer was significantly higher than expected.
The researchers concluded that the study "provides further evidence that exposure to chrysotile asbestos in textile manufacturing is associated with increased risk of lung cancer, asbestosis, cancer of the pleura and mesothelioma."
Production of asbestos-containing products began to decrease in the early 1980s, and those companies switched to fiberglass textiles.
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