Differential pathological response and pleural transport of mineral fibres
David M. Bernstein, Elizabeth N. Pavlisko, 2017. "Differential pathological response and pleural transport of mineral fibres", Mineral Fibres: Crystal Chemistry, Chemical-Physical Properties, Biological Interaction and Toxicity, A. F. Gualtieri
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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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Mineral Fibres: Crystal Chemistry, Chemical-Physical Properties, Biological Interaction and Toxicity
The state of the art in the field of mineral fibres is illustrated and discussed here, with a multidisciplinary approach taking into account all the different scientific strands (biology, chemistry, epidemiology, mineralogy, physics, toxicology etc.). The different views have been considered in an attempt to assemble the pieces of the jigsaw and to present the reader with an up-to-date and complete picture.