Observations on environmental asbestos exposure in a high risk area

Sahin U., ÖZTÜRK Ö., Songur N., Bircan A., AKKAYA A.

RESPIROLOGY, vol.14, no.4, pp.579-582, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01493.x
  • Journal Name: RESPIROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-582
  • Keywords: asbestos, environmental exposure, genetic, mesothelioma, MALIGNANT MESOTHELIOMA, PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA, ANATOLIAN VILLAGE, TURKEY
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


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.