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Differential pathological response and pleural transport of mineral fibres

By
David M. Bernstein
David M. Bernstein
1
Consultant in Toxicology, 40 chemin de la Petite-Boissière, 1208 Geneva, Switzerland
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Elizabeth N. Pavlisko
Elizabeth N. Pavlisko
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Duke University Medical Center, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

The evaluation of mineral fibres within the pleural cavity and the possible subsequent pathological response in this region have the potential to provide important kinetic and pathological information. The pleural cavity, however, is a very dynamic environment with highly regulated pressures and fluid flows between the lung, the pleural space, and the chest wall. The difficulty of sampling the pleural cavity for fibre content stems from the dynamic conditions which maintain the physiological balance in the pleural cavity which changes dramatically post mortem.

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European Mineralogical Union Notes in Mineralogy

Mineral Fibres: Crystal Chemistry, Chemical-Physical Properties, Biological Interaction and Toxicity

A. F. Gualtieri
A. F. Gualtieri
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Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume
18
ISBN electronic:
9780903056663
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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