The purpose of this study was to determine whether the inhibitants of villages environmentally exposed to asbestos, in northeast Corsica, had a higher incidence of pleural plaques.
X-rays were obtained from subjects aged over 50 yrs, with no occupational exposure to asbestos or history of pleural disease, in one village exposed to asbestos, Murato, and a nonexposed, control village, Vezzani.
In addition, the mineral content of the air and parietal pleura of animals in the exposed zone was studied, using transmission electron microscopy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asbestose, Pollution origine naturelle, Homme, Corse, France, Europe, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Pneumoconiose, Exposition, Environnement, Radiographie, Poumon, Radiodiagnostic, Exploration, Plaque pleurale, Prévalence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestosis, Natural origin pollution, Human, Corsica, France, Europe, Respiratory disease, Pneumoconiosis, Exposure, Environment, Radiography, Lung, Radiodiagnosis, Exploration, Pleural plate, Prevalence
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