Malignant mesothelioma in Pilbara Aborigines

A.W. Musk, Nicholas De Klerk, J.L. Eccles, J. Hansen, K.B. Shilkin

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Abstract

Malignant mesothelioma occurred in a female Aborigine after environmental exposure to asbestos. All known cases of the disease in Aborigines in Western Australia were reviewed; all occurred in Pilbara residents. Most were exposed while involved in the transport of asbestos from the Wittenoom crocidolite operation. Based on recent estimates of the size of the Aboriginal population in the Pilbara region, their incidence of this disease (250 per million for ages 15 and over) is one of the highest population-based rates recorded.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-522
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Health
Volume19
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Musk, A. W., De Klerk, N., Eccles, J. L., Hansen, J., & Shilkin, K. B. (1995). Malignant mesothelioma in Pilbara Aborigines. Australian Journal of Public Health, 19(5), 520-522.
Musk, A.W. ; De Klerk, Nicholas ; Eccles, J.L. ; Hansen, J. ; Shilkin, K.B. / Malignant mesothelioma in Pilbara Aborigines. In: Australian Journal of Public Health. 1995 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 520-522.
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Musk, AW, De Klerk, N, Eccles, JL, Hansen, J & Shilkin, KB 1995, 'Malignant mesothelioma in Pilbara Aborigines' Australian Journal of Public Health, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 520-522.

Malignant mesothelioma in Pilbara Aborigines. / Musk, A.W.; De Klerk, Nicholas; Eccles, J.L.; Hansen, J.; Shilkin, K.B.

In: Australian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 19, No. 5, 1995, p. 520-522.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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