Role of Second Messengers in Mineral Particle-Induced Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by Phagocytes
Exposure to asbestos has been associated for a number of years with pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and carcinoma. Occupational exposure to chrysotile has been a frequent cause for lung carcinoma. More recently, also an association between exposure to quartz dust and increased risk of lung carcinoma has been found (Koskela et al. 1987). Exposure to both asbestos and quartz is associated also with an increased risk of lung fibrosis.
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