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Nevada, Reno: Member Publishes Article about Relationship between Chrysotile Asbestos and Mesothelioma Risk

Dr. Dana Loomis, Professor of Environmental Health for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences and Dr. Leslie Elliott, Director of Online Programs for the School published an article entitled “Quantitative Relationships of Exposure to Chrysotile Asbestos and Mesothelioma Mortality”.  The article explores the relationship between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma risk and discovered a positive, statistically significant correlation between chrysotile exposure and mortality by pleural cancer.

In addition to this publication, Dr. Loomis has a long history with the University of Nevada, Reno as the previous director of the School of Community Health Sciences, and with the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), where he led a unit responsible for carcinogen risk assessment.

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