Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1981;7(2):109-113    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2559

Inorganic fibers in lung tissue from patients with pleural plaques or malignant mesothelioma.

by Gylseth B, Mowé G, Skaug V, Wannag A

The concentration of inorganic fibers in the lungs of patients with malignant mesothelioma and pleural plaques has been compared to that of patients without cancer or chronic respiratory diseases. The fiber concentrations have been determined by scanning electron microscopy and given as number of fibers per gram of dried tissue. A statistically significant difference in inorganic fiber content was found between the different groups.