International Pneumoconioses Conference Part I

Evidence implicating fibre diameter in the event of mesotheliomas and pulmonary fibrosis is currently typically accepted however the contribution that the length of mineral fibres makes isn’t thus well established. As the difference in length of fibers found in the urban situation, and that in the occupational and para-occpational environments is revealed, therefore the importance of length could increase. Our investigations, reported here, ensure the concept that fibre length could be a important issue in the event of those asbestos connected diseases.