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Asbestos and the Pleura*: A Review

David W. Cugell; David W. Kamp
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*From the Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Northwestern University and The Veterans Administration Chicago Health Care System, Lakeside Division, Chicago, IL.

Correspondence to: David W. Cugell, MD, FCCP, Rehabilitation Institute, 345 E Superior St, Room 354, Chicago, IL 60611; e-mail: mymble@northwestern.edu



Chest. 2004;125(3):1103-1117. doi:10.1378/chest.125.3.1103
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In spite of the well-recognized health hazards of asbestos and the imposition, beginning in 1971, of increasingly strict exposure limits, the prevalence of patients with pleural abnormalities attributable to asbestos exposure has been increasing. Surveys in the United States and in Europe have shown a doubling of the prevalence of pleural changes, including mesothelioma, between from 1971 to 1975 and 2000.14 Recent very large class-action lawsuits and the bankruptcy of numerous “old-line” industrial companies have been brought to the attention of the public by extensive press reports.56

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