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Sahin U., ÖZTÜRK Ö., Songur N., Bircan A., AKKAYA A.
RESPIROLOGY, vol.14, no.4, pp.579-582, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
asbestos, environmental exposure, genetic, mesothelioma, MALIGNANT MESOTHELIOMA, PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA, ANATOLIAN VILLAGE, TURKEY
Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated:
Environmental asbestos exposure is causally associated with various pulmonary pathologies. In Turkey, one of the most important sources of asbestos exposure is dust originating from the walls of homes whitewashed with white stucco. The main asbestos types implicated are tremolite and, to a lesser extent, chrysotile. This study investigated the presence and effect of environmental asbestos exposure in a small village in Isparta, Turkey.