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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 167-186
Occupational Medicine

Asbestos Related Disorders

Raymond Bégin, André Dufresne, François Plante, and Serge Massé

Departments of Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology and Pathology, CHU Sherbrooke, and School of Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An updated summary of current understanding of asbestos related disorders is presented, along with a review of the history of the disorders, and the mineralogy, biological tissue burden, pathogenesis, pathology and clinical aspects of the asbestos related disorders, with particular emphasis on important information for the clinician.